Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Nigeria instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

be 63.8% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Nigeria, that number is 8.9% of people.

be 4.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In El Salvador, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Nigeria, that number is 2.8% of people.

live 21.1 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Nigeria, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 55 years for women).

Economy

spend 20.0% less on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Nigeria, the top tax rate is 24.0%.

make 33.7% less money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Nigeria, the GDP per capita is $5,900.

be 91.4% more likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Nigeria, that number is 13.4%.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Nigeria, however, that number is 70.0%.

Life

be 32.3% less likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Nigeria, it is 59.6%.

have 2.3 times more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Nigeria, there are 36.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 15.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Nigeria, 814.0 women do.

be 4.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Nigeria, on the other hand, 69.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 52.1% less likely to have access to electricity


In El Salvador, 94% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas). In Nigeria, that number is 45% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 37% in rural areas).

be 11.4% less likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Nigeria, about 25.7% do.

be 27.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In El Salvador, approximately 94% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas). In Nigeria, that number is 68% of people on average (81% in urban areas, and 57% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 45.6% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Nigeria, that number is 3.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.8 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 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 El Salvador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria.


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