Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 42.6% more likely to be obese


In France, 21.6% of adults are obese. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people.

Economy

be 48.4% less likely to be unemployed


In France, 9.5% of adults are unemployed. In New Zealand, that number is 4.9%.

spend 34.3% less on taxes


France has a top tax rate of 50.2%. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

make 11.2% less money


France has a GDP per capita of $43,800, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.

Life

be 37.5% more likely to die during childbirth


In France, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In New Zealand, 11.0 women do.

be 37.5% more likely to die during infancy


In France, approximately 3.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

Expenditures

spend 14.5% more on education


France spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. New Zealand spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 4.4 times more coastline


France has a total of 3,427 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 France? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.

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