Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in New Zealand instead of Belarus, you would:

Health

live 8.3 years longer


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 74 years (68 years for men, 80 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 25.7% more likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.

be 5.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 0.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.

pay a 2.5 times higher top tax rate


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2017. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 34.7% more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 4.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 14.8% more likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 79.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 33.3% more on education


Belarus spends 4.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. New Zealand spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

New Zealand: At a glance

New Zealand (sometimes abbreviated NZ) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 264,537 sq km. The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. That same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both world wars. New Zealand's full participation in a number of defense alliances lapsed by the 1980s. In recent years, the government has sought to address longstanding Maori grievances.

How big is New Zealand compared to Belarus? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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