Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in New Zealand instead of Fiji, you would:


live 8.3 years longer

In Fiji, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women). In New Zealand, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).


make 4.0 times more money

Fiji has a GDP per capita of $9,800, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.

be 10.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Fiji, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In New Zealand, that number is 4.9%.

spend 65.0% more on taxes

Fiji has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0%.


be 63.3% less likely to die during childbirth

In Fiji, approximately 30.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In New Zealand, 11.0 women do.

be 53.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Fiji, approximately 9.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

have 29.0% fewer children

In Fiji, there are approximately 18.6 babies per 1,000 people. In New Zealand, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 69.5% more likely to have access to electricity

In Fiji, 59% of the population has electricity access. In New Zealand, 100% of the population do.

be 90.3% more likely to have internet access

In Fiji, approximately 46.5% of the population has internet access. In New Zealand, about 88.5% do.


spend 61.5% more on education

Fiji spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education. New Zealand spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.4 times more on healthcare

Fiji spends 4.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In New Zealand, that number is 11.0% of GDP.


see 13.4 times more coastline

Fiji has a total of 1,129 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 Fiji? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority.


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