Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Western Sahara, you would:
live 11.6 years longer
In Western Sahara, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
make 6.6 times more money
Western Sahara has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2007, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.
be 85.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Western Sahara, approximately 47.9 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In China, on the other hand, 6.8 children do as of 2022.
have 64.5% fewer children
In Western Sahara, there are approximately 28.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
see 13.1 times more coastline
Western Sahara has a total of 1,110 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
China: At a glance
How big is China compared to Western Sahara? See an in-depth size comparison.