Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Western Sahara, you would:
live 17.6 years longer
In Western Sahara, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In New Zealand, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
make 15.6 times more money
Western Sahara has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2007, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.
be 92.7% 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 New Zealand, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.
have 54.3% fewer children
In Western Sahara, there are approximately 28.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
see 13.6 times more coastline
Western Sahara has a total of 1,110 km of coastline. In New Zealand, that number is 15,134 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
New Zealand: At a glance
How big is New Zealand compared to Western Sahara? See an in-depth size comparison.