Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Nigeria instead of Palau, you would:

Health

be 83.9% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Nigeria, that number is 8.9% of people as of 2016.

live 13.7 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 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 59.9% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Nigeria, the GDP per capita is $5,900 as of 2017.

be 9.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Nigeria, that number is 16.5% as of 2017.

be 2.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Nigeria, however, that number is 70.0% as of 2010.

Life

have 3.1 times more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Nigeria, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 35.8% less likely to be literate


In Palau, the literacy rate is 96.6% as of 2015. In Nigeria, it is 62.0% as of 2018.

be 6.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 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 16.7% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Nigeria, about 42.0% do as of 2018.

be 40.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, approximately 99% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Nigeria, that number is 59% of people on average (86% in urban areas, and 41% in rural areas) as of 2017.

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


In Palau, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Nigeria, that number is 78% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 64% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 43.8% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 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 Palau? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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