United States compared to Niger

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If you moved to Niger from United States, you would..


make 98.1% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Niger Niger ($1,100 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Niger, the GDP per capita is $1,100.
Category: United States vs. Niger - GDP Per Capita

live 24.3 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Niger Niger (55.5 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Niger, the average life expectancy is 55.5 years.
Category: United States vs. Niger - Life Expectancy

consume 99.5% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Niger Niger (64 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Niger, that number is 64 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Niger - Electricity Consumption

have 3.6 times more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Niger Niger (44.8 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Niger, that number is 44.8 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Niger - Birth Rate

be 4.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Niger Niger (63% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Niger, that number is 63% of people.
Category: United States vs. Niger - Poverty Line

be 41.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Niger Niger (58.2% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Niger, 58.2% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Niger - Access to Drinking Water

be 14.3 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Niger Niger (82.8 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Niger, on the other hand, 82.8 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Niger - Infant Mortality

be 8.5% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Niger Niger (5.1% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Niger, that number is 5.1% of people.
Category: United States vs. Niger - Unemployment

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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A brief history of Niger

Niger is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,266,700 sq km. Niger became independent from France in 1960 and experienced single-party and military rule until 1991, when Gen. Ali SAIBOU was forced by public pressure to allow multiparty elections, which resulted in a democratic government in 1993. Political infighting brought the government to a standstill and in 1996 led to a coup by Col. Ibrahim BARE. In 1999, BARE was killed in a counter coup by military officers who restored democratic rule and held elections that brought Mamadou TANDJA to power in December of that year. TANDJA was reelected in 2004 and in 2009 spearheaded a constitutional amendment that would allow him to extend his term as president. In February 2010, a military coup deposed TANDJA, immediately suspended the constitution, and dissolved the Cabinet. ISSOUFOU Mahamadou emerged victorious from a crowded field in the election following the coup and was inaugurated in April 2011. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world with minimal government services and insufficient funds to develop its resource base. The largely agrarian and subsistence-based economy is frequently disrupted by extended droughts common to the Sahel region of Africa. The Nigerien Movement for Justice, a predominantly ethnic Tuareg rebel group, emerged in February 2007, and attacked several military targets in Niger's northern region throughout 2007 and 2008. Successful government offensives in 2009 ended the rebellion. Niger is facing increased security concerns on its borders from various external threats including insecurity in Libya, spillover from the conflict in Mali, and violent extremism in northeastern Nigeria.

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