Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 51.0% more likely to be obese

In Netherlands, 20.4% of adults are obese. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people.


spend 36.5% less on taxes

Netherlands has a top tax rate of 52.0%. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

make 27.4% less money

Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $53,600, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.


have 21.1% more children

In Netherlands, there are approximately 10.9 babies per 1,000 people. In New Zealand, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 57.1% more likely to die during childbirth

In Netherlands, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In New Zealand, 11.0 women do.

be 22.2% more likely to die during infancy

In Netherlands, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.


spend 14.5% more on education

Netherlands spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. New Zealand spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.


see 33.6 times more coastline

Netherlands has a total of 451 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 Netherlands? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst.


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