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International Rankings of Nicaragua - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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This table lists the international rankings of Nicaragua, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Nicaragua, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 50 4 2020
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 110 290351 2020
Internet users - percent of population 62 57 % 2021
Internet users - total 111 3.933 million 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 56 3 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 119 215729 2022
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 68 91 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 116 6.234 million 2021
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 59 N/A % of household expenditures 2024
Average household expenditures - on food 95 N/A % of household expenditures 2024
Budget - expenditures 131 3.511 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget - revenues 127 3.452 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 49 2 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 109 316.600 million US Dollars 2021
Debt - external 111 11.674 billion US Dollars 2019
Exports 121 6.617 billion US Dollars 2021
GDP (official exchange rate) 138 12.570 billion US Dollars 2019
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 83 41.2 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 82 15.3 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 67 69.9 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 126 55.4 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 34 28.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 39 1.7 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 57 15.5 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 93 24.4 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 104 60 % of GDP 2017
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 20 46.2 % 2014
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 6 47.1 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 2014
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 33 1.8 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Imports 125 8.306 billion US Dollars 2021
Industrial production growth rate 4 21.28 % 2021
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 67 4.93 % 2021
Labor force 107 3.042 million US Dollars 2021
Population below poverty line 68 24.9 % 2016
Public debt 151 33.3 % of GDP 2017
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 126 38.628 billion US Dollars 2021
Real GDP growth rate 28 10.34 % 2021
Real GDP per capita 137 5600 US Dollars 2021
Remittances 19 15.35 2021
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 109 4.047 billion US Dollars 2021
Taxes and other revenues 110 17.2 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 124 5.96 % 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 131 15.5139 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 118 10.2 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 108 11.6 % 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 128 0 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 124 0 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 119 4.851 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 122 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 62 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 112 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - production 75 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 75 0 metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 136 3.183 billion kWh 2019
Electricity - exports 98 0 kWh 2019
Electricity - imports 90 434.000 million kWh 2019
Electricity - installed generating capacity 122 1.837 million kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 89 1.890 billion kWh 2019
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 40 66.3 2021
Electricity access - electrification - total population 30 86.2 2021
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 1 100 2021
Electricity access - population without electricity 26 N/A 2020
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 9 17.2 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 115 37.8 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 5 16.7 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 91 12.2 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 34 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 64 0.5 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 15 15.7 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 141 14.916 million Btu/person 2019
Natural gas - consumption 121 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - exports 57 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - imports 88 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - production 97 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - proven reserves 92 0 cubic meters 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 73 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 69 13000 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 89 0 bbl/day 2021
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 119 35100 bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 104 200 bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 113 460 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - imports 123 20120 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - production 97 14720 bbl/day 2015
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 122 5.59 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 109 6.46 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 101 16 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 86 42.2 2018
Land use - arable land 84 12.5 2018
Land use - forest 111 25.3 2018
Land use - permanent crops 62 2.5 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 56 27.2 2018
Revenue from coal 33 0 % of GDP 2018
Revenue from forest resources 48 1.26 % of GDP 2018
Total renewable water resources 52 164.520 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 84 1.080 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 90 50.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - municipal 86 286.000 million cubic meters 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 88 1.45 2025
Urbanization - urban population 92 59.8 2023
Geography
Area - land 100 119990 sq km 0
Area - total 100 130370 sq km 0
Area - water 62 1.038 million sq km 0
Coastline 87 910 km 0
Elevation - highest point 102 2085 meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 35 0 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 108 298 meters 0
Irrigated land 77 1990 sq km 2012
Land boundaries - total 112 1253 km 0
Land use - agricultural land 86 42.2 2018
Land use - arable land 84 12.5 2018
Land use - forest 111 25.3 2018
Land use - permanent crops 62 2.5 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 56 27.2 2018
Military
Military expenditures 43 0.6 % of GDP 2022
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 92 1.57 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 63 0 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 51 2.1 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 92 3.69 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 94 0.02 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Birth rate 82 16.6 births/1,000 population 2023
Child marriage - men married by age 18 45 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 15 58 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 18 82 N/A 2024
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 89 N/A % 2024
Contraceptive prevalence rate 6 80.4 % 1112
Current health expenditure 35 8.6 % of GDP 2020
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 83 56 % 2023
Death rate 76 5.1 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 119 8 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 54 12.6 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 92 54.4 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 71 46.4 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 22 97.5 % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 20 37.4 % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 31 16.8 % of population 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 43 2.5 % of population 0
Education expenditures 40 4.6 % of GDP 2020
Gross reproduction rate 80 0.9 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 19 1397 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 95 16.2 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 91 14.7 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 161 76.2139 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 70 73 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 82 74.5 years 2023
Literacy - definition 2 15 0
Literacy - female 72 82.8 % 2015
Literacy - male 67 82.4 % 0
Literacy - total population 67 82.6 % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 70 78 deaths/100,000 live births 2020
Median age - female 156 29.4146 years 0
Median age - male 107 27.6 years 0
Median age - total 97 28.5 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 81 19.2 1112
Net migration rate 76 1.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 53 23.7 % 2016
Physicians density 87 1.67 physicians/1,000 population 2018
Population 110 6.360 million 2023
Population growth rate 81 0.97 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 49 89.9 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 57 33.5 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 56 19.7 % of population 2020
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 46 10.1 % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 12 1.04 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 29 0.94 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 35 0.78 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 9 1.05 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 23 0.96 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 104 1.85 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 88 1.45 2025
Urbanization - urban population 92 59.8 2023
Transportation
Airports 90 39 2024
Heliports 66 N/A 2024
Merchant marine - total 139 5 2023
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 139 N/A 2024
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 158 N/A 2024
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 95 7 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 27 1 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 66 N/A 2024
Railways - total 103 N/A km 2024
Roadways - paved 74 3447 km 2013
Roadways - total 65 24033 km 2013
Waterways 41 2220 km 2011

*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.

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