Nicaragua review: 50 facts and highlights


How does Nicaragua compare to the average?

  • Overall life expectancy at birth

    73.7 yearsvs72.41 years
  • Life expectancy at birth for females

    76.1 yearsvs75.01 years
  • Unemployment rate

  • Youth unemployment rate

  • Electrification rate

  • COVID-19 confirmed cases (total)

  • Agricultural land

  • Population density

    53 people/km²vs141.85 people/km²

COVID-19 statistics

1.COVID-19 confirmed cases (total)


Updated on Mon Aug 03 2020
The total number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) confirmed cases. Source: worldometers.info
2.COVID-19 patients recovered


Updated on Mon Aug 03 2020
The number of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus) that have successfully recovered from the disease. Source: worldometers.info
3.COVID-19 new cases (total)


Updated on Mon Aug 03 2020
The total number of new COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases according to the last official status report. Source: worldometers.info
4.COVID-19 deaths (total)


Updated on Mon Aug 03 2020
The total number of deaths caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus). Source: worldometers.info
5.COVID-19 new deaths


Updated on Mon Aug 03 2020
The number of new deaths caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus), according to the last official status report. Source: worldometers.info
6.COVID-19 cases per 1 million inhabitants


Updated on Mon Aug 03 2020
The number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) confirmed cases per 1 million inhabitants. Source: worldometers.info




The percentage of land covered by forests. Forests have a key role in removing pollutants and cleansing the air.
2.agricultural land


The percentage of land dedicated to agricultural use, including arable land, permanent crops, and permanent pasture.

910 km

The total length of the border between the land area and the sea, including the country’s islands.
4.total water area

10 380 km²

The country’s total water area, summing up all inland waters: lakes, rivers, reservoirs, wetlands, etc.
5.total surface

130 370 km²

It can be nice to live in big cities or countries, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.
6.total land area

119 990 km²

The country’s total land area (excluding inland and sea waters). To get a better idea of how large the country is, you can compare it with a soccer field, which has 0.007km².


1.overall life expectancy at birth

73.7 years

The average life expectancy at birth is the number of years that the population of a country is expected to live. This metric reflects the overall quality of life.
2.life expectancy at birth for females

76.1 years

The average life expectancy at birth for the country’s female population.

6.22 million

Populous cities or countries usually offer better employment opportunities because of their large economies. Big cities attract companies and business investment, and are usually important cultural centers and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
4.population density

53 people/km²

Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities or countries with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, which can be a problem if the infrastructure is underdeveloped. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
5.life expectancy at birth for males

71.5 years

The average life expectancy at birth for the country’s male population.
6.median age of female population

27.1 years

Generally, a lower median age is considered better because a younger population is healthier. However, countries with an extremely low median age are often facing socio-economic problems, especially poverty.


1.unemployment rate


Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.
2.GDP per capita

5 900.00$

The GDP per capita is calculated by dividing the total GDP by the number of people living in the country. A higher GDP per capita indicates a superior standard of living.
3.youth unemployment rate


The number of young people with ages between 15-24 who are unemployed during a specific year. The youth unemployment rate is calculated as a percent of the total youth labor force.
4.public debt

33.3% of GDP

Also known as government debt or national debt, public debt refers to the sum of all government borrowings owed to lenders within the country.
5.education expenditures

4.3% of GDP

The total amount of public expenditure on education. Public spending on education includes direct expenditure on schools, universities, and other types of educational institutions, as well as educational-related public subsidies.
6.health expenditures

9% of GDP

The total amount of public and private health expenditure on medical and paramedical services.


1.percentage of internet users


The percentage of the country’s population using the internet.
2.electrification rate


The share of the population with access to electricity, in both rural and urban environments.

23 897 km

The total length of the country’s paved and unpaved roads.
4.number of airports


The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
5.inland waterways

2 220 km

The total length of the navigable inland bodies of water.

Quality of living

1.adult obesity rate


The percentage of adults considered obese. An obese adult has a Body Mass Index (BMI) equal to or greater than 30. Obesity is a public health problem and increases the risk of chronic diseases.
2.population with access to improved water sources


The percentage of the country’s population with access to improved drinking water sources, such as piped water or protected wells.
3.hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants


Countries or cities with a higher number of hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants usually have well-developed health care systems. Source: , 2020
4.physicians per 1,000 people


The number of physicians (generalist and specialist medical doctors) per 1,000 people. According to the World Health Organization, there should be more than 2.3 health workers per 1,000 people in order to cover the primary healthcare needs.
5.population below the poverty line


The percentage of the country’s population living below the poverty line, as reported by official statistics.

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