Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Nigeria instead of Hong Kong, you would:

Health

live 22.8 years less


In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Nigeria, that number is 60 years (59 years for men, 62 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 90.9% less money


Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $64,500 as of 2018, while in Nigeria, the GDP per capita is $5,900 as of 2017.

be 5.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Hong Kong, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Nigeria, that number is 16.5% as of 2017.

be 3.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Hong Kong, 19.9% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Nigeria, however, that number is 70.0% as of 2010.

pay a 60.0% higher top tax rate


Hong Kong has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Nigeria, the top tax rate is 24.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 4.1 times more children


In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Nigeria, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 22.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Hong Kong, approximately 2.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Nigeria, on the other hand, 59.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 40.7% less likely to have access to electricity


In Hong Kong, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Nigeria, 59% of the population do as of 2017.

be 53.0% less likely to have internet access


In Hong Kong, approximately 89.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Nigeria, about 42.0% do as of 2018.

be 22.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Hong Kong, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Nigeria, 78% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 16.4% more coastline


Hong Kong has a total of 733 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 Hong Kong? 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, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

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