Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Ireland, you would:
live 0.9 years longer
In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 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 21.7% more likely to be obese
In Ireland, 25.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
be 17.1% less likely to be unemployed
In Ireland, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 4.1% as of 2019.
pay a 31.2% lower top tax rate
Ireland has a top tax rate of 48.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
make 52.7% less money
Ireland has a GDP per capita of $89,700 as of 2020, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $42,400 as of 2020.
be 80.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Ireland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
spend 76.5% more on education
Ireland spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. New Zealand spends 6.0% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 44.8% more on healthcare
Ireland spends 6.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 9.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 10.5 times more coastline
Ireland has a total of 1,448 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, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
New Zealand: At a glance
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