Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Western Sahara instead of Egypt, you would:
live 10.0 years less
In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 74 years (73 years for men, 76 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 79.2% less money
Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,000 as of 2020, while in Western Sahara, the GDP per capita is $2,500 as of 2007.
have 30.5% more children
In Egypt, there are approximately 21.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Western Sahara, there are 28.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.7 times more likely to die during infancy
In Egypt, approximately 17.7 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 54.7% less coastline
Egypt has a total of 2,450 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 Egypt? See an in-depth size comparison.