Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Bangladesh, you would:
live 7.8 years longer
In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2022. In New Zealand, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
be 8.6 times more likely to be obese
In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
make 8.8 times more money
Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,800 as of 2020, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $42,400 as of 2020.
pay a 10.0% higher top tax rate
Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 94.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In Bangladesh, approximately 173.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
be 88.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Bangladesh, approximately 30.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 3.4 children do as of 2022.
have 27.8% fewer children
In Bangladesh, there are approximately 17.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 20.5% more likely to have access to electricity
In Bangladesh, approximately 83% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In New Zealand, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 3.7 times more likely to have internet access
In Bangladesh, approximately 25.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In New Zealand, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 4.6 times more on education
Bangladesh spends 1.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. New Zealand spends 6.0% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 3.9 times more on healthcare
Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 9.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 26.1 times more coastline
Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In New Zealand, that number is 15,134 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.
New Zealand: At a glance
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