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It's about the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
(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)
It's about three-fifths the number of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 5 is 0.555555555556 times the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven is 1.8 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about three times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.3 times 5.
(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.
It's about one-third the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 3 times 5.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about one-fifth the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, 5 is 0.18 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 5.6 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 one-tenth the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 10 times 5.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about one-tenth the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 11 times 5.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)