Human Development Data for the Arab States

Loss due to inequality in life expectancy (%)

The loss in life expectancy due to inequality is the difference between two averages – the arithmetic mean which does not account for inequality and the geometric mean which does. The loss, expressed as a percentage, is the relative difference between the two.

Source: HDRO calculation


Country/Region 2010 2011
Algeria 17.9 14.5
Bahrain 8.1 6.2
Comoros 27 32.6
Djibouti 41 36.9
Egypt 19.8 13.9
Iraq 20.4 20.3
Jordan 13.3 13.1
Kuwait 7.3 6.7
Lebanon 14.5 13.5
Libya 12.1 9.7
Mauritania 38.9 36.2
Morocco 18.3 16.7
Occupied Palestinian Territory 12 13.1
Oman 9 7.2
Qatar 7.4 7.2
Saudi Arabia 12.7 11.5
Somalia 50.6 47.1
Sudan 38.5 33
Syrian Arab Republic 11.1 10
Tunisia 12.7 12.6
United Arab Emirates 7.4 6.3
Yemen 31.2 25.1
Arab States 21.3 18
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 16.3 14.3
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 14.3 12.8
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 15.1 13.4
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 39.3 34.7
OECD Members 6.4 6
South Asia 30.5 26.9
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 43.8 39
World 21.3 19


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