Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 56.8% more money


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

be 4.8 times more likely to be unemployed


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

Basic Needs

be 9.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Niue, about 91.6% do.

be 2.5 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 40% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas). In Niue, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 72.1% more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Niue, that number is 7.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 98.8% less coastline


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

Niue: At a glance

Niue is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 260 sq km. Niue's remoteness, as well as cultural and linguistic differences between its Polynesian inhabitants and those of the adjacent Cook Islands, has caused it to be separately administered by New Zealand. The population of the island continues to drop (from a peak of 5,200 in 1966 to an estimated 1,229 in 2013) with substantial emigration to New Zealand 2,400 km to the southwest.

How big is Niue compared to Papua New Guinea? 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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