Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Virgin Islands instead of Niue, you would:


make 6.4 times more money

Niue has a GDP per capita of $5,800, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 13.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Niue, 12.0% of adults are unemployed. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4%.

Basic Needs

be 40.2% less likely to have internet access

In Niue, approximately 91.6% of the population has internet access. In Virgin Islands, about 54.8% do.


see 2.9 times more coastline

Niue has a total of 64 km of coastline. In Virgin Islands, that number is 188 km.

Virgin Islands: At a glance

Virgin Islands (sometimes abbreviated USVI) is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 346 sq km. The Danes secured control over the southern Virgin Islands of Saint Thomas, Saint John, and Saint Croix during the 17th and early 18th centuries. Sugarcane, produced by African slave labor, drove the islands' economy during the 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1917, the US purchased the Danish holdings, which had been in economic decline since the abolition of slavery in 1848.

How big is Virgin Islands 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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