Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Kenya, you would:
be 97.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Kenya, 4.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In New Zealand, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2020.
live 12.9 years longer
In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 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 4.3 times more likely to be obese
In Kenya, 7.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
make 10.1 times more money
Kenya has a GDP per capita of $4,200 as of 2020, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $42,400 as of 2020.
be 89.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In New Zealand, that number is 4.1% as of 2019.
pay a 10.0% higher top tax rate
Kenya has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 97.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In Kenya, approximately 342.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
be 87.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Kenya, approximately 27.9 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 3.4 children do as of 2022.
have 51.6% fewer children
In Kenya, there are approximately 26.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 17.6% more likely to have access to electricity
In Kenya, approximately 85% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In New Zealand, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 5.2 times more likely to have internet access
In Kenya, approximately 17.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
be 40.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Kenya, approximately 71% of people have improved drinking water access (91% in urban areas, and 63% in rural areas) as of 2020. In New Zealand, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 17.6% more on education
Kenya spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. New Zealand spends 6.0% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 2.1 times more on healthcare
Kenya spends 4.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 9.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 28.2 times more coastline
Kenya has a total of 536 km of coastline. In New Zealand, that number is 15,134 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
New Zealand: At a glance
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