Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of China, you would:
live 6.0 years longer
In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 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 5.0 times more likely to be obese
In China, 6.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
make 2.1 times more money
China has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2018, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.
pay a 26.7% lower top tax rate
China has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 20.5% more likely to be unemployed
In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.
be 69.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In China, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
be 69.3% less likely to die during infancy
In China, approximately 11.4 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 10.3% more children
In China, there are approximately 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 67.2% more likely to have internet access
In China, approximately 54.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, State Administration of Taxation.
New Zealand: At a glance
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