Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Belgium instead of Western Sahara, you would:

Health

live 17.7 years longer


In Western Sahara, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In Belgium, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 18.6 times more money


Western Sahara has a GDP per capita of $2,500, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600.

Life

be 93.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Western Sahara, approximately 51.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 61.4% less children


In Western Sahara, there are approximately 29.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Belgium, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 94.0% less coastline


Western Sahara has a total of 1,110 km of coastline. In Belgium, that number is 66 km.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

How big is Belgium compared to Western Sahara? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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