Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Egypt instead of Turkey, you would:
live 2.0 years less
In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Egypt, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020.
pay a 35.7% lower top tax rate
Turkey has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Egypt, the top tax rate is 22.5% as of 2016.
make 53.0% less money
Turkey has a GDP per capita of $27,000 as of 2017, while in Egypt, the GDP per capita is $12,700 as of 2017.
be 11.9% more likely to be unemployed
In Turkey, 10.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Egypt, that number is 12.2% as of 2017.
be 26.9% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Turkey, 21.9% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Egypt, however, that number is 27.8% as of 2016.
have 83.8% more children
In Turkey, there are approximately 14.8 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 Turkey, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Egypt, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 26.0% less likely to be literate
In Turkey, the literacy rate is 96.2% as of 2017. In Egypt, it is 71.2% as of 2017.
be 34.0% less likely to have internet access
In Turkey, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Egypt, about 46.9% do as of 2018.
see 66.0% less coastline
Turkey has a total of 7,200 km of coastline. In Egypt, that number is 2,450 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey, Egyptian Tax Authority.
Egypt: At a glance
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