Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Niger, you would:
live 21.0 years longer
In Niger, the average life expectancy is 59 years (58 years for men, 61 years for women) as of 2020. In United States, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
be 6.6 times more likely to be obese
In Niger, 5.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 49.8 times more money
Niger has a GDP per capita of $1,200 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 66.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Niger, 45.4% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
be 14.7 times more likely to be unemployed
In Niger, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 96.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Niger, approximately 509.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 92.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Niger, approximately 67.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United States, on the other hand, 5.3 children do as of 2020.
have 73.9% fewer children
In Niger, there are approximately 47.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
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 United States, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 16.6 times more likely to have internet access
In Niger, approximately 5.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
be 51.8% 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 United States, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 42.9% more on education
Niger spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
United States: At a glance
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