Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in New Zealand instead of Hong Kong, you would:

Health

live 1.7 years less


In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women). In New Zealand, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 36.6% less money


Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $61,400, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.

be 58.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Hong Kong, 3.1% of adults are unemployed. In New Zealand, that number is 4.9%.

spend 2.2 times more on taxes


Hong Kong has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

have 48.3% more children


In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people. In New Zealand, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 63.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Hong Kong, approximately 2.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

Expenditures

spend 90.9% more on education


Hong Kong spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education. New Zealand spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 20.6 times more coastline


Hong Kong has a total of 733 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 Hong Kong? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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