Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in New Zealand instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:

Health

live 23.6 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In New Zealand, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 4.6 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people.

Economy

make 48.6 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.

Life

be 98.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In New Zealand, 11.0 women do.

be 93.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

have 60.6% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In New Zealand, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 11.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 9% of the population has electricity access. In New Zealand, 100% of the population do.

be 23.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In New Zealand, about 88.5% do.

be 90.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 52% of people have improved drinking water access (81% in urban areas, and 31% in rural areas). In New Zealand, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.7 times more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. New Zealand spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.6 times more on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In New Zealand, that number is 11.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 409.0 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 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 Congo, Democratic Republic Of? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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