Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 94.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In New Zealand, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

live 13.9 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In New Zealand, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.8 times more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 8.3 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.

be 60.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.

pay a 32.0% higher top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 97.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

be 89.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 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.

have 56.8% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 26.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In New Zealand, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.

be 11.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ghana, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas) as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 77.8% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. New Zealand spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 28.1 times more coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 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 Ghana? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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