Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 97.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Kenya, 4.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In New Zealand, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 17.0 years longer


In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 64 years (63 years for men, 66 years for women). In New Zealand, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 4.3 times more likely to be obese


In Kenya, 7.1% of adults are obese. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people.

Economy

make 11.1 times more money


Kenya has a GDP per capita of $3,500, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.

be 87.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed. In New Zealand, that number is 4.9%.

spend 10.0% more on taxes


Kenya has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

be 97.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kenya, approximately 510.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In New Zealand, 11.0 women do.

be 88.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Kenya, approximately 37.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

have 44.8% fewer children


In Kenya, there are approximately 23.9 babies per 1,000 people. In New Zealand, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Kenya, 20% of the population has electricity access. In New Zealand, 100% of the population do.

be 3.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Kenya, approximately 26.0% of the population has internet access. In New Zealand, about 88.5% do.

be 58.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Kenya, approximately 63% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 57% in rural areas). In New Zealand, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 18.9% more on education


Kenya spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education. New Zealand spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 93.0% more on healthcare


Kenya spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In New Zealand, that number is 11.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 28.2 times more coastline


Kenya has a total of 536 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 Kenya? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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