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It's about 60 times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.02 times 118.
(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 thirty times the number of Living U.S. Presidents
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.03 times 118.
(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 thirteen times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven
In other words, 118 is 13.11111111110 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.0762711864407 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about eight times the number of Living Kings and Queens
In other words, 118 is 7.90 times the count of Living Kings and Queens, and the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.130 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about four-and-a-half times the number of Countries in the European Union
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.230 times 118.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about two-and-a-half times 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 0.40 times 118.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about two times the number of Countries in Africa
In other words, 118 is 2.10 times the count of Countries in Africa, and the count of Countries in Africa is 0.480 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)