Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 87.6% less likely to be obese


In Niue, 50.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


Niue has a GDP per capita of $5,800 as of 2003, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.

be 67.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Niue, 12.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2001. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 40.7% less likely to have internet access


In Niue, approximately 91.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 226.6 times more coastline


Niue has a total of 64 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.

China: At a glance

China (sometimes abbreviated PRC) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 9,326,410 sq km. For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, MAO's successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. Since the early 1990s, China has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations.

How big is China compared to Niue? 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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