Comparing United States to Niger

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If you lived in Niger instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 98.5% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Niger  NIGER ($800.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Niger, that number is $800.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Niger GDP

LIVE 24.8 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Niger  NIGER (54.74 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Niger, the average life expectancy is 54.74.
Category: United States vs. Niger life expectancy

CONSUME 99.6% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Niger  NIGER (48 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Niger, it is 48 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Niger electricity consumption

BE 16.7% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Niger  NIGER (0.5% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Niger, that number is 0.5%.
Category: United States vs. Niger AIDS percentage

BE 47.3% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Niger  NIGER (52.3% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Niger, 52.3% do.
Category: United States vs. Niger drinking water access

BE 13.98 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Niger  NIGER (86.27 per 1000 infants)
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That's 1298.2% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Niger, on the other hand, there are a total of 86.27 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Niger infant mortality

HAVE 3.44 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Niger  NIGER (46.12 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 243.7% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Niger, however, there are a total of 46.12 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Niger birth rate

BE 4.17 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE 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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That's 317.2% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Niger, 63% are.
Category: United States vs. Niger poverty

At a Glance: Niger

  • Land Area: ~1 million sq km (United States is ~8 times bigger than Niger)
  • Population: ~17 million people (301 million more people live in United States)

How big is Niger compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Niger (1,267,000 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Niger

Niger is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,267,000 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.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).