Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 0.9 years less


In Israel, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 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 18.0% more likely to be obese


In Israel, 26.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 34.0% lower top tax rate


Israel has a top tax rate of 50.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

be 11.9% more likely to be unemployed


In Israel, 4.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.

Life

be 3.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Israel, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

have 27.3% fewer children


In Israel, there are approximately 17.6 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 13.9% more likely to have internet access


In Israel, approximately 79.7% of the population has internet access as of 2017. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 10.3% more on education


Israel spends 5.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. New Zealand spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 55.4 times more coastline


Israel has a total of 273 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 Israel? 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, Israel Ministry of Finance Tax Authority.

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