Quality of life comparison
If you lived in India instead of Nigeria, you would:
be 86.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Nigeria, 1.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In India, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2017.
live 9.3 years longer
In Nigeria, the average life expectancy is 60 years (59 years for men, 62 years for women) as of 2020. In India, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.
be 56.2% less likely to be obese
In Nigeria, 8.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In India, that number is 3.9% of people as of 2016.
make 22.0% more money
Nigeria has a GDP per capita of $5,900 as of 2017, while in India, the GDP per capita is $7,200 as of 2017.
be 48.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Nigeria, 16.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In India, that number is 8.5% as of 2017.
be 68.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Nigeria, 70.0% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In India, however, that number is 21.9% as of 2011.
pay a 48.1% higher top tax rate
Nigeria has a top tax rate of 24.0% as of 2016. In India, the top tax rate is 35.5% as of 2016.
be 84.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Nigeria, approximately 917.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In India, 145.0 women do as of 2017.
be 20.0% more likely to be literate
In Nigeria, the literacy rate is 62.0% as of 2018. In India, it is 74.4% as of 2018.
be 40.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Nigeria, approximately 59.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In India, on the other hand, 35.4 children do as of 2020.
have 47.4% fewer children
In Nigeria, there are approximately 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In India, there are 18.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 42.5% more likely to have access to electricity
In Nigeria, approximately 59% of people have electricity access (86% in urban areas, and 41% in rural areas) as of 2017. In India, that number is 84% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 78% in rural areas) as of 2017.
be 19.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Nigeria, approximately 78% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 64% in rural areas) as of 2017. In India, that number is 93% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 91% in rural areas) as of 2017.
be 18.0% less likely to have internet access
In Nigeria, approximately 42.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In India, about 34.5% do as of 2018.
see 8.2 times more coastline
Nigeria has a total of 853 km of coastline. In India, that number is 7,000 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
India: At a glance
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