Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Niger, you would:
live 21.8 years longer
In Niger, the average life expectancy is 60 years (59 years for men, 62 years for women) as of 2022. In United Kingdom, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
be 5.1 times more likely to be obese
In Niger, 5.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 34.7 times more money
Niger has a GDP per capita of $1,200 as of 2020, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $41,600 as of 2020.
be 54.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Niger, 40.8% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 18.6% as of 2017.
be 10.6 times more likely to be unemployed
In Niger, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United Kingdom, that number is 3.2% as of 2019.
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 United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 94.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Niger, approximately 66.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2022.
have 77.1% fewer children
In Niger, there are approximately 47.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United Kingdom, there are 10.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 7.1 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Niger, approximately 14% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In United Kingdom, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 9.5 times more likely to have internet access
In Niger, approximately 10.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In United Kingdom, about 95.0% do as of 2020.
be 45.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Niger, approximately 69% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 63% in rural areas) as of 2020. In United Kingdom, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 48.6% more on education
Niger spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. United Kingdom spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 78.9% more on healthcare
Niger spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United Kingdom, that number is 10.2% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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