Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 55.6% less likely to be obese


In Niue, 50.0% of adults are obese. In Finland, that number is 22.2% of people.

Economy

make 7.6 times more money


Niue has a GDP per capita of $5,800, while in Finland, the GDP per capita is $44,300.

be 28.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Niue, 12.0% of adults are unemployed. In Finland, that number is 8.6%.

Expenditures

spend 31.1% more on healthcare


Niue spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Finland, that number is 9.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 19.5 times more coastline


Niue has a total of 64 km of coastline. In Finland, that number is 1,250 km.

Finland: At a glance

Finland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 303,815 sq km. Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It gained complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it successfully defended its independence through cooperation with Germany and resisted subsequent invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, Finland transformed from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro single currency at its initiation in January 1999. In the 21st century, the key features of Finland's modern welfare state are high quality education, promotion of equality, and a national social welfare system - currently challenged by an aging population and the fluctuations of an export-driven economy.

How big is Finland 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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