Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Niger instead of Egypt, you would:
be 82.8% less likely to be obese
In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Niger, that number is 5.5% of people as of 2016.
live 14.4 years less
In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020. In Niger, that number is 59 years (58 years for men, 61 years for women) as of 2020.
be 97.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Egypt, 12.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Niger, that number is 0.3% as of 2017.
make 90.6% less money
Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,700 as of 2017, while in Niger, the GDP per capita is $1,200 as of 2017.
be 63.3% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Egypt, 27.8% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Niger, however, that number is 45.4% as of 2014.
have 74.6% more children
In Egypt, there are approximately 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Niger, there are 47.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 13.8 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Egypt, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Niger, 509.0 women do as of 2017.
be 73.2% less likely to be literate
In Egypt, the literacy rate is 71.2% as of 2017. In Niger, it is 19.1% as of 2015.
be 4.0 times more likely to die during infancy
In Egypt, approximately 17.1 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.
be 83.8% less likely to have access to electricity
In Egypt, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Niger, 16% of the population do as of 2017.
be 88.8% less likely to have internet access
In Egypt, approximately 46.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Niger, about 5.2% do as of 2018.
be 34.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Egypt, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Niger, that number is 65% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 59% in rural areas) as of 2017.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Niger: At a glance
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