Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in New Zealand instead of Niue, you would:

Health

be 38.4% less likely to be obese


In Niue, 50.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 6.7 times more money


Niue has a GDP per capita of $5,800 as of 2003, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.

be 60.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Niue, 12.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2001. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.

Geography

see 236.5 times more coastline


Niue has a total of 64 km of coastline. In New Zealand, that number is 15,134 km.

New Zealand: At a glance

New Zealand (sometimes abbreviated NZ) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 264,537 sq km. The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. That same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both world wars. New Zealand's full participation in a number of defense alliances lapsed by the 1980s. In recent years, the government has sought to address longstanding Maori grievances.

How big is New Zealand 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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