Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Niger instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 19.9 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Niger, that number is 59 years (58 years for men, 61 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 89.7% less likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Niger, that number is 0.3% as of 2017.

make 96.5% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Niger, the GDP per capita is $1,200 as of 2017.

Life

have 4.3 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Niger, there are 47.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 6.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Niger, on the other hand, 67.7 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 88.0% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Niger, about 5.2% do as of 2018.

be 34.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Niger, 65% of people do as of 2017.

Niger: At a glance

Niger is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,266,700 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.

How big is Niger compared to British Virgin Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Niger. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this