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

Health

live 4.8 years longer

In Montenegro, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 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 32.2% more likely to be obese

In Montenegro, 23.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.2 times more money

Montenegro has a GDP per capita of $17,800 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.

be 70.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Montenegro, 16.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.

pay a 3.7 times higher top tax rate

Montenegro has a top tax rate of 9.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 11.3% more children

In Montenegro, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 50.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Montenegro, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 27.0% more likely to have internet access

In Montenegro, approximately 71.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 51.6 times more coastline

Montenegro has a total of 294 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 Inland Revenue Department, Department of Public Revenues, Montenegro.

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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