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)
First published in 1859, Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two CIties is the best-selling novel of all time, for which complete sales figures are available, having sold an estimates 200 million copies. The novel itself contains 135,420 words.
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 Symohonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 78,000 is 8,666.66666667 times the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.000115384615385 times that amount.(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
Over the course of his life, Beethoven composed nine symphonies over the course of a twenty-four year period. After his death in early 1827, an estimated 20,000 Austrian citizens attended his public funeral.
It's about one-twenty-thousandth the number of Users on Facebook.
In other words, 78,000 is 0.0000542 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)
Facebook had 1.44 billion active users for the month ending March, 2015. In August, 2014, Facebook began a process of removing 87 million accounts that it had found to be fake.
It's about 20,000 times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.00005 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 0.00003 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.