Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Afghanistan, you would:
live 29.3 years longer
In Afghanistan, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women) as of 2020. In New Zealand, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 5.6 times more likely to be obese
In Afghanistan, 5.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
make 19.5 times more money
Afghanistan has a GDP per capita of $2,000 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.
be 80.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Afghanistan, 23.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.
pay a 65.0% higher top tax rate
Afghanistan has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 98.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In Afghanistan, approximately 638.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
be 96.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Afghanistan, approximately 104.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.
have 65.1% fewer children
In Afghanistan, there are approximately 36.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 18.9% more likely to have access to electricity
In Afghanistan, approximately 84% of the population has electricity access as of 2012. In New Zealand, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 6.7 times more likely to have internet access
In Afghanistan, approximately 13.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.
be 42.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Afghanistan, approximately 70% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 61% in rural areas) as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 56.1% more on education
Afghanistan spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. New Zealand spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Afghanistan Revenue Department, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
New Zealand: At a glance
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