Situation In Egypt

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Learn more about the social, economic and health conditions in Egypt to gain a better understanding of the current situation facing those in need. These statistics were taken from the latest United Nations Human Development Report.

 

* Representing purchasing power of $2 US and $1 US, respectively, in the United States, not that of value when converted to local currency. You can view the UN Human Development report in its entirety by following the link below. 

http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/EGY.html

Population  
Current Population, 2012 80.7 million    
Population growth (annual %), 2011 1.7    
Projected Population 2025 100.9 million    
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$), 2012 3,000    
International Poverty Line  
Population living under US$2 per day* 43.9%    
Population living under US$1per day* 3.4%    
Number of children living under US$2 per day* 1.4 million    
Number of children living under US$1 per day* 15.6 million    
National Poverty Line  
  2000 2005 2008  
Population living under the national poverty line, total 16.7% 19.6% 21.6%  
Population living under the national poverty line, rural 22.1% 26.8% 28.9%  
Population living under the national poverty line, urban 9.3% 10.1% 11.0%  
Population living under the national poverty line,
Assuit Governorate, 2008
60.6%    
Number of children living under the national poverty line, 2008 7 million    
The poorest 20% of the population benefit from only 9% of the country's wealth.  
The average poverty rate in Egypt's poorest 1000 villages is 52%. A word of caution is that almost 63% of the Egyptian poor live outside these villages  
Health & Education  
Prevelance of underweight children (<5), 2008-2012 6%    
Households with access to improved sanitation, total 46.6%    
Households with access to improved sanitation, rural 17.7%    
Households with access to improved sanitation, urban 82.6%    
Adult (15+) Illiteracy Rate, 2012 26.1%    
Unemployment Rate  
Below secondary educational level 2.3%    
Secondary educational level 61.8%    
University educational level 26.8%    
Wage earners (% of labor force 15+) 30.9%    
Life Expectancy US Egypt    
Women 81.3 71.7    
Men 76.7 68.2    
Economy    
Inflation, GDP deflator (annual %), 2012 12.4    
* Representing purchasing power of $2 US and $1 US, respectively, in the United States, not that of value when converted to local currency.
       

Sources: UNDP 2008 Egypt Human Development Report; The World Bank 2009 World Development Indicators UNICEF, Child Poverty and Disparities in Egypt; Central Agency for Public Mobilization And Statistics, Arab Republic of Egypt