Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Egypt instead of Tajikistan, you would:
live 4.7 years longer
In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 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 2.3 times more likely to be obese
In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Egypt, that number is 32.0% of people as of 2016.
make 4.0 times more money
Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200 as of 2017, while in Egypt, the GDP per capita is $12,700 as of 2017.
be 11.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Egypt, however, that number is 27.8% as of 2016.
be 5.1 times more likely to be unemployed
In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2016. In Egypt, that number is 12.2% as of 2017.
pay a 73.1% higher top tax rate
Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Egypt, the top tax rate is 22.5% as of 2016.
be 40.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Tajikistan, approximately 28.8 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 24.8% more children
In Tajikistan, there are approximately 21.8 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 die during childbirth
In Tajikistan, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Egypt, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 28.7% less likely to be literate
In Tajikistan, the literacy rate is 99.8% as of 2015. In Egypt, it is 71.2% as of 2017.
be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access
In Tajikistan, approximately 22.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Egypt, about 46.9% do as of 2018.
be 19.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Tajikistan, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 79% 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.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, Egyptian Tax Authority.
Egypt: At a glance
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