Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Mongolia, you would:
live 11.3 years longer
In Mongolia, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 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 49.5% more likely to be obese
In Mongolia, 20.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
make 2.8 times more money
Mongolia has a GDP per capita of $13,700 as of 2018, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.
be 41.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Mongolia, 8.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.
pay a 3.3 times higher top tax rate
Mongolia has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 80.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Mongolia, approximately 45.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
be 81.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Mongolia, approximately 19.2 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 22.9% fewer children
In Mongolia, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 22.2% more likely to have access to electricity
In Mongolia, approximately 82% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In New Zealand, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 3.8 times more likely to have internet access
In Mongolia, approximately 23.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.
be 17.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Mongolia, approximately 85% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 59% 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 56.1% more on education
Mongolia spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. New Zealand spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, General Department of National Taxation.
New Zealand: At a glance
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