Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Egypt instead of Sudan, you would:
live 7.2 years longer
In Sudan, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 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 4.8 times more likely to be obese
In Sudan, 6.6% of adults are obese as of 2014. In Egypt, that number is 32.0% of people as of 2016.
make 3.0 times more money
Sudan has a GDP per capita of $4,300 as of 2017, while in Egypt, the GDP per capita is $12,700 as of 2017.
be 37.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Sudan, 19.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Egypt, that number is 12.2% as of 2017.
be 40.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Sudan, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Egypt, however, that number is 27.8% as of 2016.
pay a 50.0% higher top tax rate
Sudan has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2015. In Egypt, the top tax rate is 22.5% as of 2016.
be 87.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Sudan, approximately 295.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Egypt, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 17.3% more likely to be literate
In Sudan, the literacy rate is 60.7% as of 2018. In Egypt, it is 71.2% as of 2017.
be 59.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Sudan, approximately 41.8 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.
have 19.5% fewer children
In Sudan, there are approximately 33.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Egypt, there are 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.2 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Sudan, approximately 45% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Egypt, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 52.0% more likely to have internet access
In Sudan, approximately 30.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Egypt, about 46.9% do as of 2018.
be 14.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Sudan, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Egypt, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2017.
see 2.9 times more coastline
Sudan has a total of 853 km of coastline. In Egypt, that number is 2,450 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Sudan Chamber of Taxation, Egyptian Tax Authority.
Egypt: At a glance
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