Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Western Sahara instead of Australia, you would:
live 18.6 years less
In Australia, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022. In Western Sahara, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.
make 94.9% less money
Australia has a GDP per capita of $48,700 as of 2020, while in Western Sahara, the GDP per capita is $2,500 as of 2007.
have 2.3 times more children
In Australia, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Western Sahara, there are 28.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 15.9 times more likely to die during infancy
In Australia, approximately 3.0 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Western Sahara, on the other hand, 47.9 children do as of 2020.
see 95.7% less coastline
Australia has a total of 25,760 km of coastline. In Western Sahara, that number is 1,110 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Western Sahara: At a glance
How big is Western Sahara compared to Australia? See an in-depth size comparison.