Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 38.1% more likely to be obese

In Germany, 22.3% of adults are obese. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people.


spend 30.5% less on taxes

Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5%. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

make 22.8% less money

Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,400, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.

be 28.9% more likely to be unemployed

In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In New Zealand, that number is 4.9%.


have 53.5% more children

In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In New Zealand, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 83.3% more likely to die during childbirth

In Germany, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In New Zealand, 11.0 women do.

be 29.4% more likely to die during infancy

In Germany, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.


spend 28.6% more on education

Germany spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. New Zealand spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.


see 6.3 times more coastline

Germany has a total of 2,389 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 Germany? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.


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