Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Madagascar, you would:
live 14.8 years longer
In Madagascar, the average life expectancy is 67 years (66 years for men, 69 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 5.8 times more likely to be obese
In Madagascar, 5.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
make 24.4 times more money
Madagascar has a GDP per capita of $1,600 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.
be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed
In Madagascar, 1.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.
pay a 65.0% higher top tax rate
Madagascar has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 97.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Madagascar, approximately 335.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
be 90.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Madagascar, approximately 37.8 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 57.2% fewer children
In Madagascar, there are approximately 29.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 4.4 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Madagascar, approximately 23% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In New Zealand, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 9.3 times more likely to have internet access
In Madagascar, approximately 9.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.
be 80.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Madagascar, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 2.3 times more on education
Madagascar spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. New Zealand spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 3.1 times more coastline
Madagascar has a total of 4,828 km of coastline. In New Zealand, that number is 15,134 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Direction of Taxes, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
New Zealand: At a glance
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