Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Egypt instead of Romania, you would:
live 1.3 years less
In Romania, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 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 42.2% more likely to be obese
In Romania, 22.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Egypt, that number is 32.0% of people as of 2016.
make 58.3% less money
Romania has a GDP per capita of $28,800 as of 2020, while in Egypt, the GDP per capita is $12,000 as of 2020.
be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed
In Romania, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Egypt, that number is 7.9% as of 2019.
be 36.6% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Romania, 23.8% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Egypt, however, that number is 32.5% as of 2017.
pay a 40.6% higher top tax rate
Romania has a top tax rate of 16.0% as of 2016. In Egypt, the top tax rate is 22.5% as of 2016.
have 2.4 times more children
In Romania, there are approximately 8.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Egypt, there are 21.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 94.7% more likely to die during childbirth
In Romania, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Egypt, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 27.9% less likely to be literate
In Romania, the literacy rate is 98.8% as of 2018. In Egypt, it is 71.2% as of 2017.
be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy
In Romania, approximately 5.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Egypt, on the other hand, 17.7 children do as of 2022.
spend 17.5% less on healthcare
Romania spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Egypt, that number is 4.7% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 18.2% more on education
Romania spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Egypt spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2015.
see 10.9 times more coastline
Romania has a total of 225 km of coastline. In Egypt, that number is 2,450 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF), Egyptian Tax Authority.
Egypt: At a glance
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