Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Guatemala, you would:
live 9.6 years longer
In Guatemala, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2022. In New Zealand, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
be 45.3% more likely to be obese
In Guatemala, 21.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
make 5.0 times more money
Guatemala has a GDP per capita of $8,400 as of 2020, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $42,400 as of 2020.
be 79.6% more likely to be unemployed
In Guatemala, 2.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.1% as of 2019.
pay a 4.7 times higher top tax rate
Guatemala has a top tax rate of 7.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 90.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Guatemala, approximately 95.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
be 86.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Guatemala, approximately 26.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 3.4 children do as of 2022.
have 42.8% fewer children
In Guatemala, there are approximately 22.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 84.0% more likely to have internet access
In Guatemala, approximately 50.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In New Zealand, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 81.8% more on education
Guatemala spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. New Zealand spends 6.0% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 56.5% more on healthcare
Guatemala spends 6.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 9.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 37.8 times more coastline
Guatemala has a total of 400 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, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.
New Zealand: At a glance
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