Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Bulgaria, you would:
live 7.1 years longer
In Bulgaria, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 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 23.2% more likely to be obese
In Bulgaria, 25.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
make 78.9% more money
Bulgaria has a GDP per capita of $21,800 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.
be 24.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Bulgaria, 6.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.
pay a 3.3 times higher top tax rate
Bulgaria has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 56.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Bulgaria, approximately 8.1 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 54.2% more children
In Bulgaria, there are approximately 8.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 40.2% more likely to have internet access
In Bulgaria, approximately 64.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.
spend 56.1% more on education
Bulgaria spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. New Zealand spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 42.8 times more coastline
Bulgaria has a total of 354 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, National Revenue Agency, Bulgaria, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
New Zealand: At a glance
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