Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Niue instead of United States, you would:

Health

be 38.1% more likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese. In Niue, that number is 50.0% of people.

Economy

make 90.3% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Niue, the GDP per capita is $5,800.

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Niue, that number is 12.0%.

Basic Needs

be 20.2% more likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 76.2% of the population has internet access. In Niue, about 91.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 56.7% less on healthcare


United States spends 17.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Niue, that number is 7.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 99.7% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Niue, that number is 64 km.

Learn more about Niue

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 United States? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.