Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Nigeria instead of Congo, Republic of the, you would:

Health

be 42.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Congo, Republic of the, 2.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Nigeria, that number is 1.5% of people as of 2018.

live 0.9 years less


In Congo, Republic of the, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 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

be 54.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Nigeria, that number is 16.5% as of 2017.

make 13.2% less money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Nigeria, the GDP per capita is $5,900 as of 2017.

be 50.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Republic of the, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Nigeria, however, that number is 70.0% as of 2010.

Life

be 2.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 378.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Nigeria, 917.0 women do as of 2017.

be 22.8% less likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Nigeria, it is 62.0% as of 2018.

be 17.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 50.7 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 4.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Nigeria, about 42.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 5.0 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 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 Congo, Republic of the? 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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