Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Western Sahara instead of Poland, you would:
live 14.3 years less
In Poland, the average life expectancy is 79 years (75 years for men, 83 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 92.2% less money
Poland has a GDP per capita of $32,200 as of 2020, while in Western Sahara, the GDP per capita is $2,500 as of 2007.
have 3.3 times more children
In Poland, there are approximately 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Western Sahara, there are 28.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 11.5 times more likely to die during infancy
In Poland, approximately 4.2 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 2.5 times more coastline
Poland has a total of 440 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 Poland? See an in-depth size comparison.