Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.0 years longer


In Western Sahara, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In Nauru, that number is 67 years (63 years for men, 71 years for women).

Economy

make 4.9 times more money


Western Sahara has a GDP per capita of $2,500, while in Nauru, the GDP per capita is $12,200.

Life

be 85.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Western Sahara, approximately 51.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Nauru, on the other hand, 7.8 children do.

have 18.1% less children


In Western Sahara, there are approximately 29.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Nauru, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 97.3% less coastline


Western Sahara has a total of 1,110 km of coastline. In Nauru, that number is 30 km.

Nauru: At a glance

Nauru is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 21 sq km. The exact origins of the Nauruans are unclear since their language does not resemble any other in the Pacific region. Germany annexed the island in 1888. A German-British consortium began mining the island's phosphate deposits early in the 20th century. Australian forces occupied Nauru in World War I; it subsequently became a League of Nations mandate. After the Second World War - and a brutal occupation by Japan - Nauru became a UN trust territory. It achieved independence in 1968 and joined the UN in 1999 as the world's smallest independent republic.

How big is Nauru 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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