Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Western Sahara instead of United States, you would:
live 15.8 years less
In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Western Sahara, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.
make 95.8% less money
United States has a GDP per capita of $59,800 as of 2017, while in Western Sahara, the GDP per capita is $2,500 as of 2007.
have 2.3 times more children
In United States, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Western Sahara, there are 28.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 9.0 times more likely to die during infancy
In United States, approximately 5.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Western Sahara, on the other hand, 47.9 children do as of 2020.
see 94.4% less coastline
United States has a total of 19,924 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 United States? See an in-depth size comparison.