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Table 1 Economic development and propensity to migrate across Arab countries

From: Re-thinking the drivers of regular and irregular migration: evidence from the MENA region

  GDP PPP per capita ($) Percentage thought of migrating
Algeria 11,433 30%
Bahrain 50,284 21%a
Egypt 13,083 28%†
Iraq 10,038 38%
Jordan 10,590 36%
Kuwait 41,507 8%†
Lebanon 11,564 48%
Libya 13,723 14%
Morocco 8027 31%
Palestine 5664 27%†
Saudi Arabia 48,099 8%b
Sudan 4082 51%
Tunisia 10,594 47%
Yemen 1924 23%†
  1. GDP PPP per capita from the IMF (2021); Proportion thought of migrating from the 2021 Arab Barometer, † from 2019 Arab Barometer
  2. aBahrain last surveyed in 2007 and bSaudi Arabia last surveyed in 2011