Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 59.9% less likely to be obese


In Finland, 22.2% of adults are obese. In Nigeria, that number is 8.9% of people.

live 27.2 years less


In Finland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Nigeria, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 55 years for women).

Economy

spend 53.5% less on taxes


Finland has a top tax rate of 51.6%. In Nigeria, the top tax rate is 24.0%.

make 86.7% less money


Finland has a GDP per capita of $44,300, while in Nigeria, the GDP per capita is $5,900.

be 55.8% more likely to be unemployed


In Finland, 8.6% of adults are unemployed. In Nigeria, that number is 13.4%.

Life

have 3.4 times more children


In Finland, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Nigeria, there are 36.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 271.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Finland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Nigeria, 814.0 women do.

be 27.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Finland, approximately 2.5 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 Finland, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Nigeria, 45% of the population do.

be 70.7% less likely to have internet access


In Finland, approximately 87.7% of the population has internet access. In Nigeria, about 25.7% do.

be 31.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


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

Expenditures

spend 61.9% less on healthcare


Finland spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Nigeria, that number is 3.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 31.8% less coastline


Finland has a total of 1,250 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 Finland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Finnish Tax Administration, The World Factbook, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria.

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