Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 37.3% less likely to be obese

In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Nigeria, that number is 8.9% of people.

be 9.3 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Tajikistan, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Nigeria, that number is 2.8% of people.

live 14.3 years less

In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Nigeria, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 55 years for women).


make 84.4% more money

Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Nigeria, the GDP per capita is $5,900.

be 5.6 times more likely to be unemployed

In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Nigeria, that number is 13.4%.

be 2.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line. In Nigeria, however, that number is 70.0%.

spend 84.6% more on taxes

Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Nigeria, the top tax rate is 24.0%.


have 58.4% more children

In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Nigeria, there are 36.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 25.4 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Nigeria, 814.0 women do.

be 40.3% less likely to be literate

In Tajikistan, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Nigeria, it is 59.6%.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy

In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Nigeria, on the other hand, 69.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 25.4% more likely to have internet access

In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Nigeria, about 25.7% do.

be 55.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Tajikistan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Nigeria, 45% of the population do.


spend 46.4% less on healthcare

Tajikistan spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Nigeria, that number is 3.7% of GDP.

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 Tajikistan? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria.


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