Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.0 years less


In Italy, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In New Zealand, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 54.8% more likely to be obese


In Italy, 19.9% of adults are obese. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people.

Economy

be 55.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Italy, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In New Zealand, that number is 4.9%.

spend 32.4% less on taxes


Italy has a top tax rate of 48.8%. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

have 53.5% more children


In Italy, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In New Zealand, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Italy, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In New Zealand, 11.0 women do.

be 33.3% more likely to die during infancy


In Italy, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 44.4% more likely to have internet access


In Italy, approximately 61.3% of the population has internet access. In New Zealand, about 88.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 53.7% more on education


Italy spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education. New Zealand spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 19.6% more on healthcare


Italy spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In New Zealand, that number is 11.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 99.1% more coastline


Italy has a total of 7,600 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 Italy? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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