Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Italy, you would:
be 54.8% more likely to be obese
In Italy, 19.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
be 58.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Italy, 9.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 4.1% as of 2019.
pay a 32.4% lower top tax rate
Italy has a top tax rate of 48.8% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
have 83.9% more children
In Italy, there are approximately 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 4.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Italy, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
be 31.4% more likely to have internet access
In Italy, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In New Zealand, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 39.5% more on education
Italy spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. New Zealand spends 6.0% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 11.5% more on healthcare
Italy spends 8.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 9.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 99.1% more coastline
Italy has a total of 7,600 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, Italian Revenue Agency, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
New Zealand: At a glance
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