It's about one-two-thousand-five-hundredth the number of Copies of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities Sold.
In other words, the count of Copies of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities Sold is 3,000 times 78,000.(figures as of 2015)
It's about 3,000 times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, 78,000 is 2,800 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.00036 times that amount.(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
There are 28 member countries in the European Union, the latest member of which is Croatia. The EU is largely urban, with sixteen cities having a population of one million or more, and 75% of the population living in an urban area.
It's about 5,000 times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.00019 times 78,000.(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
As of 2015, the world has fifteen Kings and Queens reigning over 45 countries. Of all these, Queen Elizabeth the II is the only reigning Queen; she has monarchical authority over the sixteen of the Commonwealth nations.
It's about 8,500 times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 78,000 is 8,666.666666670 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.000115384615385 times that amount.(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about one-twenty-thousandth the number of Users on Facebook.
In other words, 78,000 is 0.00005420 times the count of Users on Facebook, and the count of Users on Facebook is 18,500 times that amount.(March, 2015 figures) (monthly active users)
It's about 20,000 times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.0000500 times 78,000.(a.k.a. Presidents of the United States; a.k.a. Presidents of the United States of America; a.k.a. POTUS), (2016 figures) (including current)
As of this writing, there are five living United States Presidents — President Carter, President Clinton, President Obama, and the two Presidents Bush. At no point in U.S. history have their been more than six (6) living presidents, this circumstance having occurred three times.
It's about 40,000 times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.0000300 times 78,000.(2013 figures)
There are only two escalators in the State of Wyoming (although there are apparently plenty of elevators). It is speculated that the lack of escalators is due to the older age of the buildings and the abundance of cheap land resulting in single-story structures. At the time the last count of escalators was made, the state had a population of just 576,000 people.