Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of China, you would:
live 6.4 years longer
In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In New Zealand, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
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 2.6 times more money
China has a GDP per capita of $16,400 as of 2020, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $42,400 as of 2020.
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 13.5% more likely to be unemployed
In China, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 4.1% as of 2019.
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 49.1% less likely to die during infancy
In China, approximately 6.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 3.4 children do as of 2022.
have 28.7% more children
In China, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 31.4% more likely to have internet access
In China, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In New Zealand, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 71.4% more on education
China spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. New Zealand spends 6.0% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 79.6% more on healthcare
China spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 9.7% of GDP as of 2019.
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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