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

Health

live 10.2 years longer

In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022. In New Zealand, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.

Economy

make 2.4 times more money

Mexico has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2020, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $42,400 as of 2020.

be 18.3% more likely to be unemployed

In Mexico, 3.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 4.1% as of 2019.

Life

be 72.7% less likely to die during childbirth

In Mexico, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

be 71.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Mexico, approximately 11.9 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 3.4 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 27.8% more likely to have internet access

In Mexico, approximately 72.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In New Zealand, about 92.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 39.5% more on education

Mexico spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. New Zealand spends 6.0% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 79.6% more on healthcare

Mexico spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 9.7% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 62.2% more coastline

Mexico has a total of 9,330 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

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.
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