Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Egypt instead of Turkmenistan, you would:
live 2.6 years longer
In Turkmenistan, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 75 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 72.0% more likely to be obese
In Turkmenistan, 18.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Egypt, that number is 32.0% of people as of 2016.
be 28.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Turkmenistan, 11.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Egypt, that number is 7.9% as of 2019.
make 22.6% less money
Turkmenistan has a GDP per capita of $15,500 as of 2019, while in Egypt, the GDP per capita is $12,000 as of 2020.
be 162.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Turkmenistan, 0.2% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Egypt, however, that number is 32.5% as of 2017.
be 53.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Turkmenistan, approximately 37.6 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.
have 22.6% more children
In Turkmenistan, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Egypt, there are 21.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 5.3 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Turkmenistan, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Egypt, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 28.6% less likely to be literate
In Turkmenistan, the literacy rate is 99.7% as of 2015. In Egypt, it is 71.2% as of 2017.
be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access
In Turkmenistan, approximately 25.3% of the population has internet access as of 2022. In Egypt, about 72.0% do as of 2020.
spend 28.8% less on healthcare
Turkmenistan spends 6.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Egypt, that number is 4.7% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 25.8% more on education
Turkmenistan spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Egypt spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2015.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Egypt: At a glance
How big is Egypt compared to Turkmenistan? See an in-depth size comparison.