Comparing United States to Nigeria

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If you moved to Nigeria from the United States, you would:


MAKE 94.7% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Nigeria  NIGERIA ($2,800.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Nigeria, that number is $2,800.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria GDP

LIVE 26.9 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Nigeria  NIGERIA (52.62 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Nigeria, the average life expectancy is 52.62.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria life expectancy

CONSUME 99.1% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Nigeria  NIGERIA (115 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Nigeria, it is 115 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria electricity consumption

BE 5.2 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Nigeria  NIGERIA (3.1% of people)
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That's 416.7% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Nigeria, that number is 3.1%.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria AIDS percentage

BE 35.5% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Nigeria  NIGERIA (64% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Nigeria, 64% do.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria drinking water access

BE 12.01 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Nigeria  NIGERIA (74.09 per 1000 infants)
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That's 1100.8% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Nigeria, on the other hand, there are a total of 74.09 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria infant mortality

BE 3.27 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Nigeria  NIGERIA (23.9% of people)
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That's 227.4% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Nigeria 23.9% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria unemployment rate

HAVE 2.83 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Nigeria  NIGERIA (38.03 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 183.4% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Nigeria, however, there are a total of 38.03 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria birth rate

BE 4.64 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Nigeria  NIGERIA (70% of people)
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That's 363.6% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Nigeria, 70% are.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria poverty

SEE A 95.7% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Nigeria  NIGERIA (853km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Nigeria has a total of 853 km.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria coastline

At a Glance: Nigeria

  • Land Area: ~924 thousand sq km (United States is ~11 times bigger than Nigeria)
  • Population: ~177 million people (142 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Nigeria (923,768 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Nigeria

Nigeria is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 923,768 sq km. British influence and control over what would become Nigeria and Africa's most populous country grew through the 19th century. A series of constitutions after World War II granted Nigeria greater autonomy; independence came in 1960. Following nearly 16 years of military rule, a new constitution was adopted in 1999, and a peaceful transition to civilian government was completed. The government continues to face the daunting task of reforming a petroleum-based economy, whose revenues have been squandered through corruption and mismanagement, and institutionalizing democracy. In addition, Nigeria continues to experience longstanding ethnic and religious tensions. Although both the 2003 and 2007 presidential elections were marred by significant irregularities and violence, Nigeria is currently experiencing its longest period of civilian rule since independence. The general elections of April 2007 marked the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power in the country's history and the elections of 2011 were generally regarded as credible. In January 2014, Nigeria assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

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