Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Western Sahara, you would:
live 16.1 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 States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
make 24.1 times more money
Western Sahara has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2007, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 89.2% 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 States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
have 56.1% fewer children
In Western Sahara, there are approximately 28.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
see 17.9 times more coastline
Western Sahara has a total of 1,110 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
United States: At a glance
How big is United States compared to Western Sahara? See an in-depth size comparison.