Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 38.7% more likely to be obese


In Finland, 22.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 44.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Finland, 8.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.

pay a 36.0% lower top tax rate


Finland has a top tax rate of 51.6% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

make 12.4% less money


Finland has a GDP per capita of $44,500 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.

Life

have 20.8% more children


In Finland, there are approximately 10.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Finland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

be 40.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Finland, approximately 2.5 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.

Geography

see 12.1 times more coastline


Finland has a total of 1,250 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 Finland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Finnish Tax Administration, The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.

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