Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Nigeria instead of Anguilla, you would:

Health

live 27.7 years less


In Anguilla, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Nigeria, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 55 years for women).

Economy

make 51.6% less money


Anguilla has a GDP per capita of $12,200, while in Nigeria, the GDP per capita is $5,900.

be 67.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Anguilla, 8.0% of adults are unemployed. In Nigeria, that number is 13.4%.

be 3.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Anguilla, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Nigeria, however, that number is 70.0%.

Life

have 3.0 times more children


In Anguilla, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Nigeria, there are 36.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 21.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Anguilla, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Nigeria, on the other hand, 69.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 68.5% less likely to have internet access


In Anguilla, approximately 81.6% of the population has internet access. In Nigeria, about 25.7% do.

be 27.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Anguilla, approximately 95% of people have improved drinking water access. In Nigeria, 68% of people do.

Geography

see 14.0 times more coastline


Anguilla has a total of 61 km of coastline. In Nigeria, that number is 853 km.

Nigeria: At a glance

Nigeria is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 910,768 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.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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