Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 52.4% less likely to be obese

In Niue, 50.0% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.


make 6.6 times more money

Niue has a GDP per capita of $5,800, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 42.5% more likely to be unemployed

In Niue, 12.0% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

Basic Needs

be 12.0% less likely to have internet access

In Niue, approximately 91.6% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.


spend 21.6% more on healthcare

Niue spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.


see 77.6 times more coastline

Niue has a total of 64 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.

Spain: At a glance

Spain is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 498,980 sq km. Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World War I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. More recently the government has had to focus on measures to reverse a severe economic recession that began in mid-2008. Austerity measures implemented to reduce a large budget deficit and reassure foreign investors have led to one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe.

How big is Spain 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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