Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Western Sahara, you would:
live 18.8 years longer
In Western Sahara, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Iceland, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.
make 20.9 times more money
Western Sahara has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2007, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.
be 95.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Western Sahara, approximately 47.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Iceland, on the other hand, 2.1 children do as of 2020.
have 52.5% fewer children
In Western Sahara, there are approximately 28.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iceland, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
see 4.5 times more coastline
Western Sahara has a total of 1,110 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Iceland: At a glance
How big is Iceland compared to Western Sahara? See an in-depth size comparison.