If you lived in Niger instead of Ukraine, you would:

Health

be 77.2% less likely to be obese

In Ukraine, 24.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Niger, that number is 5.5% of people as of 2016.

live 13.6 years less

In Ukraine, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Niger, that number is 59 years (58 years for men, 61 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 96.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Ukraine, 9.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Niger, that number is 0.3% as of 2017.

make 86.4% less money

Ukraine has a GDP per capita of $8,800 as of 2017, while in Niger, the GDP per capita is $1,200 as of 2017.

be 11.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Ukraine, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Niger, however, that number is 45.4% as of 2014.

Life

have 4.9 times more children

In Ukraine, there are approximately 9.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Niger, there are 47.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 26.8 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Ukraine, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Niger, 509.0 women do as of 2017.

be 80.9% less likely to be literate

In Ukraine, the literacy rate is 99.8% as of 2015. In Niger, it is 19.1% as of 2015.

be 9.1 times more likely to die during infancy

In Ukraine, approximately 7.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Niger, on the other hand, 67.7 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 83.8% less likely to have access to electricity

In Ukraine, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Niger, 16% of the population do as of 2017.

be 91.1% less likely to have internet access

In Ukraine, approximately 58.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Niger, about 5.2% do as of 2018.

be 34.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Ukraine, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Niger, that number is 65% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 59% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 35.2% less on education

Ukraine spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Niger spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2017.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Niger: At a glance

Niger is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,266,700 sq km. Niger became independent from France in 1960 and experienced single-party and military rule until 1991, when Gen. Ali SAIBOU was forced by public pressure to allow multiparty elections, which resulted in a democratic government in 1993. Political infighting brought the government to a standstill and in 1996 led to a coup by Col. Ibrahim BARE. In 1999, BARE was killed in a counter coup by military officers who restored democratic rule and held elections that brought Mamadou TANDJA to power in December of that year. TANDJA was reelected in 2004 and in 2009 spearheaded a constitutional amendment that would allow him to extend his term as president. In February 2010, a military coup deposed TANDJA, immediately suspended the constitution, and dissolved the Cabinet. ISSOUFOU Mahamadou emerged victorious from a crowded field in the election following the coup and was inaugurated in April 2011. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world with minimal government services and insufficient funds to develop its resource base. The largely agrarian and subsistence-based economy is frequently disrupted by extended droughts common to the Sahel region of Africa. The Nigerien Movement for Justice, a predominantly ethnic Tuareg rebel group, emerged in February 2007, and attacked several military targets in Niger's northern region throughout 2007 and 2008. Successful government offensives in 2009 ended the rebellion. Niger is facing increased security concerns on its borders from various external threats including insecurity in Libya, spillover from the conflict in Mali, and violent extremism in northeastern Nigeria.
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