Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Western Sahara, you would:
live 17.2 years longer
In Western Sahara, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Ireland, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
make 35.9 times more money
Western Sahara has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2007, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $89,700 as of 2020.
be 92.8% 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 Ireland, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2022.
have 56.0% fewer children
In Western Sahara, there are approximately 28.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ireland, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
see 30.5% more coastline
Western Sahara has a total of 1,110 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Ireland: At a glance
How big is Ireland compared to Western Sahara? See an in-depth size comparison.