Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Papua New Guinea instead of Niue, you would:


be 57.4% less likely to be obese

In Niue, 50.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 21.3% of people as of 2016.


be 79.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Niue, 12.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2001. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 2.5% as of 2017.

make 36.2% less money

Niue has a GDP per capita of $5,800 as of 2003, while in Papua New Guinea, the GDP per capita is $3,700 as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 87.8% less likely to have internet access

In Niue, approximately 91.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Papua New Guinea, about 11.2% do as of 2018.

be 56.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Niue, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Papua New Guinea, 43% of people do as of 2017.


see 80.5 times more coastline

Niue has a total of 64 km of coastline. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 5,152 km.

Papua New Guinea: At a glance

Papua New Guinea (sometimes abbreviated PNG) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 452,860 sq km. The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885. The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I and continued to administer the combined areas until independence in 1975. A nine-year secessionist revolt on the island of Bougainville ended in 1997 after claiming some 20,000 lives.

How big is Papua New Guinea 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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