Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Egypt instead of Portugal, you would:
live 7.4 years less
In Portugal, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Egypt, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020.
be 53.8% more likely to be obese
In Portugal, 20.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Egypt, that number is 32.0% of people as of 2016.
pay a 60.2% lower top tax rate
Portugal has a top tax rate of 56.5% as of 2016. In Egypt, the top tax rate is 22.5% as of 2016.
make 58.4% less money
Portugal has a GDP per capita of $30,500 as of 2017, while in Egypt, the GDP per capita is $12,700 as of 2017.
be 37.1% more likely to be unemployed
In Portugal, 8.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Egypt, that number is 12.2% as of 2017.
be 46.3% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Portugal, 19.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Egypt, however, that number is 27.8% as of 2016.
have 3.4 times more children
In Portugal, there are approximately 8.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Egypt, there are 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 4.6 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Portugal, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Egypt, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 25.9% less likely to be literate
In Portugal, the literacy rate is 96.1% as of 2018. In Egypt, it is 71.2% as of 2017.
be 6.6 times more likely to die during infancy
In Portugal, approximately 2.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Egypt, on the other hand, 17.1 children do as of 2020.
be 37.2% less likely to have internet access
In Portugal, approximately 74.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Egypt, about 46.9% do as of 2018.
see 36.6% more coastline
Portugal has a total of 1,793 km of coastline. In Egypt, that number is 2,450 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Egyptian Tax Authority, Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira.
Egypt: At a glance
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