Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Western Sahara instead of Canada, you would:
live 19.3 years less
In Canada, the average life expectancy is 84 years (82 years for men, 86 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 94.6% less money
Canada has a GDP per capita of $45,900 as of 2020, while in Western Sahara, the GDP per capita is $2,500 as of 2007.
have 2.8 times more children
In Canada, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Western Sahara, there are 28.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 10.9 times more likely to die during infancy
In Canada, approximately 4.4 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 99.5% less coastline
Canada has a total of 202,080 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 Canada? See an in-depth size comparison.