Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 63.7% less likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Nigeria, that number is 8.9% of people.

be 7.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Belarus, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Nigeria, that number is 2.8% of people.

live 19.2 years less


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Nigeria, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 55 years for women).

Economy

make 68.8% less money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Nigeria, the GDP per capita is $5,900.

be 13.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Nigeria, that number is 13.4%.

be 12.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Nigeria, however, that number is 70.0%.

spend 84.6% more on taxes


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Nigeria, the top tax rate is 24.0%.

Life

have 3.6 times more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Nigeria, there are 36.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 203.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Nigeria, 814.0 women do.

be 40.2% less likely to be literate


In Belarus, the literacy rate is 99.7%. In Nigeria, it is 59.6%.

be 19.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Nigeria, on the other hand, 69.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 55.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Belarus, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Nigeria, 45% of the population do.

be 63.9% less likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Nigeria, about 25.7% do.

be 31.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Belarus, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Nigeria, that number is 68% of people on average (81% in urban areas, and 57% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 35.1% less on healthcare


Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Nigeria, that number is 3.7% of GDP.

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 Belarus? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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