Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of France, you would:
be 42.6% more likely to be obese
In France, 21.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
be 49.1% less likely to be unemployed
In France, 8.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 4.1% as of 2019.
pay a 34.3% lower top tax rate
France has a top tax rate of 50.2% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
spend 12.6% less on healthcare
France spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 9.7% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 11.1% more on education
France spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. New Zealand spends 6.0% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 3.1 times more coastline
France has a total of 4,853 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, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
New Zealand: At a glance
How big is New Zealand compared to France? See an in-depth size comparison.