Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.6 years longer


In Lithuania, the average life expectancy is 76 years (70 years for men, 81 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 17.1% more likely to be obese


In Lithuania, 26.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 20.4% more money


Lithuania has a GDP per capita of $32,400 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.

be 33.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Lithuania, 7.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.

pay a 2.2 times higher top tax rate


Lithuania has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 34.7% more children


In Lithuania, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 80.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Lithuania, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 13.9% more likely to have internet access


In Lithuania, approximately 79.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 52.4% more on education


Lithuania spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. New Zealand spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 168.2 times more coastline


Lithuania has a total of 90 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 Lithuania? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about New Zealand. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this