Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Western Sahara, you would:
live 17.4 years longer
In Western Sahara, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In United Kingdom, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
make 16.6 times more money
Western Sahara has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2007, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $41,600 as of 2020.
be 92.0% 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 United Kingdom, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2022.
have 61.5% fewer children
In Western Sahara, there are approximately 28.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United Kingdom, there are 10.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
see 11.2 times more coastline
Western Sahara has a total of 1,110 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
United Kingdom: At a glance
How big is United Kingdom compared to Western Sahara? See an in-depth size comparison.