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The table below shows economic and population data on the nations of the Middle East. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP), is an indicator of the overall strength of a nation's economy, while the GDP per capita shows the relative wealth of the population per person. Infant Mortality Rate is the number of deaths of infants under one year of age in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health and poverty in a country. High numbers are bad, as they show large numbers of child deaths, while low numbers are good, showing a high number of children surviving to see their first birthday. Generally, the wealth of a nation and the education rate among the population, (especially among women), are indicated by low infant mortality rates. Conversely, the poorer the nation and low-levels of education are reflected by high infant death numbers.

Country

GDP (In U.S. Dollars)

GDP Per Capita (In U.S. Dollars)

Population

Population below the Poverty Line

Unemployment Rate

Infant Mortality Rate

Life Expectancy @ birth

Bahrain

$13.01 billion

$19,200

688,345 (includes 235,108 non-Bahrainians)

Not available

15%

17.27 deaths/1,000 live births

74.23 years

Egypt

$316.3 billion

$4,200

77,505,756

16.7%

10.9%

32.59 deaths/1,000 live births

71 years

Iran

$516.7 billion

$7,700

68,017,860

40%

11.2%

41.58 deaths/1,000 live births

69.96 years

Iraq

$54.4 billion (2004 est.)

$2,100

26,074,906

Not available--Probably high

25% to 30%

50.25 deaths/1,000 live births

68.7 years

Israel

$129 billion

$20,800

6,276,883

18%

10.7%

7.03 deaths/1,000 live births

79.32 years

Jordan

$25.5 billion

$4,500

5,759,732

30%

15% official rate; unofficial rate is approx. 30%

17.35 deaths/1,000 live births

78.24 years

Kuwait

$48 billion

$21,300

2,335,648 (includes 1,291,354 non-Kuwaitis)

Not available

2.2%

9.95 deaths/1,000 live births

77.03 years

Lebanon

$18.83 billion

$5,000

3,826,018

28%

18%

24.52 deaths/1,000 live births

72.63 years

Oman

$38.09 billion

$13,100

3,001,583 (includes 577,293 non-Omanis)

Not available

15%

19.51 deaths/1,000 live births

73.13 years

Qatar

$19.49 billion

$23,200

863,051

Not available

2.7%

18.61 deaths/1,000 live births

73.67 years

Saudi Arabia

$310.2 billion

$12,000

26,417,599

Not available

25%

13.24 deaths/1,000 live births

75.46 years

Syria

$60.44 billion

$3,400

18,448,752

20%

20%

29.53 deaths/1,000 live births

70.03 years

Turkey

$508.7 billion

$7,400

69,660,559

20%

9.3% (plus underemployment of 4.0%)

41.04 deaths/1,000 live births

72.36 years

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

$63.67 billion

$25,200

2,563,212 (includes an estimated 1,606,079 non-nationals)

Not available

2.4%

14.51 deaths/1,000 live births

75.24 years

Yemen

$16.25 billion

$800

20,727,063

45.2%

35%

61.5 deaths/1,000 live births

61.75 years

 

Source: The CIA World Factbook


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