Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Latvia, you would:
live 6.7 years longer
In Latvia, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 80 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 30.5% more likely to be obese
In Latvia, 23.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
make 40.8% more money
Latvia has a GDP per capita of $27,700 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.
be 46.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Latvia, 8.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.
pay a 43.5% higher top tax rate
Latvia has a top tax rate of 23.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 52.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In Latvia, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
be 30.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Latvia, approximately 5.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.
have 39.1% more children
In Latvia, there are approximately 9.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 20.8% more on education
Latvia spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. New Zealand spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 30.4 times more coastline
Latvia has a total of 498 km of coastline. In New Zealand, that number is 15,134 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: State Revenue Service, Latvia, The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
New Zealand: At a glance
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