Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 54.6% less likely to be obese


In Niue, 50.0% of adults are obese. In Panama, that number is 22.7% of people.

Economy

make 4.4 times more money


Niue has a GDP per capita of $5,800, while in Panama, the GDP per capita is $25,400.

be 54.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Niue, 12.0% of adults are unemployed. In Panama, that number is 5.5%.

Basic Needs

be 41.0% less likely to have internet access


In Niue, approximately 91.6% of the population has internet access. In Panama, about 54.0% do.

Geography

see 38.9 times more coastline


Niue has a total of 64 km of coastline. In Panama, that number is 2,490 km.

Panama: At a glance

Panama is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 74,340 sq km. Explored and settled by the Spanish in the 16th century, Panama broke with Spain in 1821 and joined a union of Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela - named the Republic of Gran Colombia. When the latter dissolved in 1830, Panama remained part of Colombia. With US backing, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903 and promptly signed a treaty with the US allowing for the construction of a canal and US sovereignty over a strip of land on either side of the structure (the Panama Canal Zone). The Panama Canal was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers between 1904 and 1914. In 1977, an agreement was signed for the complete transfer of the Canal from the US to Panama by the end of the century. Certain portions of the Zone and increasing responsibility over the Canal were turned over in the subsequent decades. With US help, dictator Manuel NORIEGA was deposed in 1989. The entire Panama Canal, the area supporting the Canal, and remaining US military bases were transferred to Panama by the end of 1999. In October 2006, Panamanians approved an ambitious plan (estimated to cost $5.3 billion) to expand the Canal. The project, which began in 2007 and could double the Canal's capacity, is expected to be completed in 2015.

How big is Panama 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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