Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of El Salvador, you would:
live 7.2 years longer
In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In New Zealand, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
be 25.2% more likely to be obese
In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
make 5.2 times more money
El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,100 as of 2020, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $42,400 as of 2020.
be 41.0% less likely to be unemployed
In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.1% as of 2019.
pay a 10.0% higher top tax rate
El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 80.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In El Salvador, approximately 46.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
be 71.7% less likely to die during infancy
In El Salvador, approximately 12.1 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 28.5% fewer children
In El Salvador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 67.3% more likely to have internet access
In El Salvador, approximately 55.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In New Zealand, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 76.5% more on education
El Salvador spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. New Zealand spends 6.0% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 34.7% more on healthcare
El Salvador spends 7.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 9.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 49.3 times more coastline
El Salvador has a total of 307 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, Ministry of Finance, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
New Zealand: At a glance
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