If you lived in Germany instead of Niger, you would:

Health

live 21.8 years longer

In Niger, the average life expectancy is 59 years (58 years for men, 61 years for women) as of 2020. In Germany, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 4.1 times more likely to be obese

In Niger, 5.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Germany, that number is 22.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 42.3 times more money

Niger has a GDP per capita of $1,200 as of 2017, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,800 as of 2017.

be 63.2% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Niger, 45.4% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7% as of 2015.

be 12.7 times more likely to be unemployed

In Niger, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Germany, that number is 3.8% as of 2017.

Life

be 98.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Niger, approximately 509.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Germany, 7.0 women do as of 2017.

be 95.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Niger, approximately 67.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

have 81.9% fewer children

In Niger, there are approximately 47.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 6.2 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Niger, approximately 16% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Germany, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 17.1 times more likely to have internet access

In Niger, approximately 5.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Germany, about 89.7% do as of 2018.

be 53.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Niger, approximately 65% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 59% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Germany, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 37.1% more on education

Niger spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Germany spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.
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