Misery index score: 23.90%
CPI inflation: 10.6%
Major industries in Egypt include textiles, food processing, tourism and chemicals. After Saudi Arabia, Egypt's economy is the second largest in the Arab world.
In 2011, Mubarak was forced out of power by protesters after nearly 30 years as president. Political polarization gripped the nation (between the Islamists and the military, liberal and secular groups) in the aftermath.
Mohammaed Morsi, a candidate from the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, won the election in 2012. He, too, was ousted following additional protests. And in May 2014, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the army chief, won the presidency.
Source: CIA Factbook and BBC