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The 2011 Legatum Prosperity Index - Egypt Ranked 89

With both inflation and the level of gross domestic savings rate at GDP, at roughly 12%, Egypt's macroeconomic position is not strong.
The unemployment rate in Egypt is very high at just over 9%, and the proportion of people in either paid or unpaid work is the 10th worst in the index.
Although slightly below the global average in terms of citizen's access to food and shelter, Egypt still ranks 39th in terms of respondents' overall satisfaction with standards of living.