Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 36.4% less likely to be obese


In Seychelles, 14.0% of adults are obese. In Nigeria, that number is 8.9% of people.

live 21.1 years less


In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women). In Nigeria, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 55 years for women).

Economy

make 79.6% less money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in Nigeria, the GDP per capita is $5,900.

be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Seychelles, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Nigeria, that number is 13.4%.

be 78.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line. In Nigeria, however, that number is 70.0%.

spend 60.0% more on taxes


Seychelles has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Nigeria, the top tax rate is 24.0%.

Life

be 35.1% less likely to be literate


In Seychelles, the literacy rate is 91.8%. In Nigeria, it is 59.6%.

have 2.7 times more children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Nigeria, there are 36.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 7.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Seychelles, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Nigeria, on the other hand, 69.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 53.6% less likely to have access to electricity


In Seychelles, 97% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas). In Nigeria, that number is 45% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 37% in rural areas).

be 54.5% less likely to have internet access


In Seychelles, approximately 56.5% of the population has internet access. In Nigeria, about 25.7% do.

be 28.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Seychelles, approximately 96% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas). In Nigeria, that number is 68% of people on average (81% in urban areas, and 57% in rural areas).

Geography

see 73.7% more coastline


Seychelles has a total of 491 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 Seychelles? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria.

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