Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Maldives, you would:
live 5.7 years longer
In Maldives, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 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 3.6 times more likely to be obese
In Maldives, 8.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
make 2.0 times more money
Maldives has a GDP per capita of $19,200 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.
be 62.1% more likely to be unemployed
In Maldives, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.
be 83.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Maldives, approximately 53.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
be 82.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Maldives, approximately 19.8 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 20.0% fewer children
In Maldives, there are approximately 16.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 43.7% more likely to have internet access
In Maldives, approximately 63.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.
spend 56.1% more on education
Maldives spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. New Zealand spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 23.5 times more coastline
Maldives has a total of 644 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.
New Zealand: At a glance
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