Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 39.4% more likely to be obese


In Belgium, 22.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 33.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Belgium, 7.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.

pay a 38.5% lower top tax rate


Belgium has a top tax rate of 53.7% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

make 16.3% less money


Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.

Life

have 15.3% more children


In Belgium, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 80.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Belgium, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

Geography

see 227.6 times more coastline


Belgium has a total of 66 km of coastline. In New Zealand, that number is 15,134 km.

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 Belgium? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.

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