United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Nigeria, the GDP per capita is $5,900.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria - GDP Per Capita
In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Nigeria, the top marginal tax rate is 24%.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria - Tax Rate
In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Nigeria, the average life expectancy is 53.4 years.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria - Life Expectancy
United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Nigeria, that number is 128 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria - Electricity Consumption
In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Nigeria, that number is 37.3 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria - Birth Rate
In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Nigeria, that number is 70% of people.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria - Poverty Line
In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Nigeria, 68.5% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria - Access to Drinking Water
In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Nigeria, on the other hand, 71.2 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria - Infant Mortality
In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Nigeria, that number is 23.9% of people.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria - Unemployment
United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Nigeria, that number is 853 km.
Category: United States vs. Nigeria - Coastline
The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Federal Inland Revenue Service, 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.Compare Nigeria to another country