Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Egypt instead of Panama, you would:
live 3.2 years less
In Panama, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In Egypt, that number is 74 years (73 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022.
be 41.0% more likely to be obese
In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Egypt, that number is 32.0% of people as of 2016.
pay a 10.0% lower top tax rate
Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Egypt, the top tax rate is 22.5% as of 2016.
make 52.8% less money
Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400 as of 2020, while in Egypt, the GDP per capita is $12,000 as of 2020.
be 28.0% more likely to be unemployed
In Panama, 6.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In Egypt, that number is 7.9% as of 2019.
be 47.1% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Panama, 22.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Egypt, however, that number is 32.5% as of 2017.
be 28.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In Panama, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Egypt, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
have 19.3% more children
In Panama, there are approximately 18.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Egypt, there are 21.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 25.6% less likely to be literate
In Panama, the literacy rate is 95.7% as of 2019. In Egypt, it is 71.2% as of 2017.
be 12.5% more likely to have internet access
In Panama, approximately 64.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Egypt, about 72.0% do as of 2020.
spend 38.2% less on healthcare
Panama spends 7.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Egypt, that number is 4.7% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 25.8% more on education
Panama spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Egypt spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2015.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama, Egyptian Tax Authority.
Egypt: At a glance
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