Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Nigeria instead of Turkey, you would:
be 72.3% less likely to be obese
In Turkey, 32.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Nigeria, that number is 8.9% of people as of 2016.
live 14.9 years less
In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In Nigeria, that number is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2022.
pay a 31.4% lower top tax rate
Turkey has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Nigeria, the top tax rate is 24.0% as of 2016.
make 82.7% less money
Turkey has a GDP per capita of $28,400 as of 2020, while in Nigeria, the GDP per capita is $4,900 as of 2020.
be 20.6% more likely to be unemployed
In Turkey, 13.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Nigeria, that number is 16.5% as of 2017.
be 2.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Turkey, 14.4% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Nigeria, however, that number is 40.1% as of 2018.
have 2.4 times more children
In Turkey, there are approximately 14.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Nigeria, there are 34.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 53.9 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Turkey, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Nigeria, 917.0 women do as of 2017.
be 35.9% less likely to be literate
In Turkey, the literacy rate is 96.7% as of 2019. In Nigeria, it is 62.0% as of 2018.
be 2.9 times more likely to die during infancy
In Turkey, approximately 19.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Nigeria, on the other hand, 56.7 children do as of 2022.
be 38.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Turkey, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2020. In Nigeria, 62% of the population do as of 2019.
be 53.8% less likely to have internet access
In Turkey, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Nigeria, about 36.0% do as of 2020.
be 16.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Turkey, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Nigeria, that number is 83% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 30.2% less on healthcare
Turkey spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Nigeria, that number is 3.0% of GDP as of 2019.
see 88.2% less coastline
Turkey has a total of 7,200 km of coastline. In Nigeria, that number is 853 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria.
Nigeria: At a glance
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