Quality of Life Comparison


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


make 72.0% less money

Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.

be 2.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In New Zealand, that number is 4.9%.

spend 37.5% more on taxes

Liechtenstein has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0%.


have 26.9% more children

In Liechtenstein, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people. In New Zealand, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 2.4 times more on education

Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. New Zealand spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

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 Liechtenstein? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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