Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 7.3 years longer

In Brazil, the average life expectancy is 74 years (70 years for men, 78 years for women). In New Zealand, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 39.4% more likely to be obese

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


make 2.5 times more money

Brazil has a GDP per capita of $15,600, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.

be 58.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Brazil, 11.8% of adults are unemployed. In New Zealand, that number is 4.9%.

spend 20.0% more on taxes

Brazil has a top tax rate of 27.5%. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0%.


be 75.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Brazil, approximately 44.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In New Zealand, 11.0 women do.

be 74.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Brazil, approximately 17.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 48.2% more likely to have internet access

In Brazil, approximately 59.7% of the population has internet access. In New Zealand, about 88.5% do.


spend 32.5% more on healthcare

Brazil spends 8.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In New Zealand, that number is 11.0% of GDP.


see 2.0 times more coastline

Brazil has a total of 7,491 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 Brazil? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Secretaria da Receita Federal do Brasil, The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.


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