Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Niue instead of Kenya, you would:


be 7.0 times more likely to be obese

In Kenya, 7.1% of adults are obese. In Niue, that number is 50.0% of people.


make 65.7% more money

Kenya has a GDP per capita of $3,500, while in Niue, the GDP per capita is $5,800.

be 70.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed. In Niue, that number is 12.0%.

Basic Needs

be 3.5 times more likely to have internet access

In Kenya, approximately 26.0% of the population has internet access. In Niue, about 91.6% do.

be 55.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Kenya, approximately 63% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 57% in rural areas). In Niue, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).


spend 29.8% more on healthcare

Kenya spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Niue, that number is 7.4% of GDP.


see 88.1% less coastline

Kenya has a total of 536 km of coastline. In Niue, that number is 64 km.

Niue: At a glance

Niue is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 260 sq km. Niue's remoteness, as well as cultural and linguistic differences between its Polynesian inhabitants and those of the adjacent Cook Islands, has caused it to be separately administered by New Zealand. The population of the island continues to drop (from a peak of 5,200 in 1966 to an estimated 1,229 in 2013) with substantial emigration to New Zealand 2,400 km to the southwest.

How big is Niue compared to Kenya? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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