Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.2 years longer


In Morocco, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In New Zealand, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 18.0% more likely to be obese


In Morocco, 26.1% of adults are obese. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people.

Economy

make 4.5 times more money


Morocco has a GDP per capita of $8,600, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.

be 51.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Morocco, 10.0% of adults are unemployed. In New Zealand, that number is 4.9%.

spend 13.2% less on taxes


Morocco has a top tax rate of 38.0%. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

be 90.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Morocco, approximately 121.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In New Zealand, 11.0 women do.

be 79.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Morocco, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

have 25.4% less children


In Morocco, there are approximately 17.7 babies per 1,000 people. In New Zealand, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 51.8% more likely to have internet access


In Morocco, approximately 58.3% of the population has internet access. In New Zealand, about 88.5% do.

be 17.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Morocco, approximately 85% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 65% in rural areas). In New Zealand, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 18.9% more on education


Morocco spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education. New Zealand spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 86.4% more on healthcare


Morocco spends 5.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In New Zealand, that number is 11.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 8.2 times more coastline


Morocco has a total of 1,835 km of coastline. In New Zealand, that number is 15,134 km.

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.

How big is New Zealand compared to Morocco? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Impôts, Morocco, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.

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