Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.0 years less


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

Economy

make 46.3% less money


New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $38,900, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900.

be 65.3% more likely to be unemployed


In New Zealand, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Argentina, that number is 8.1%.

Life

have 26.5% more children


In New Zealand, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Argentina, there are 16.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In New Zealand, approximately 11.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Argentina, 52.0 women do.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In New Zealand, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Argentina, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 20.7% less likely to have internet access


In New Zealand, approximately 88.5% of the population has internet access. In Argentina, about 70.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 56.4% less on healthcare


New Zealand spends 11.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Argentina, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 67.0% less coastline


New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In Argentina, that number is 4,989 km.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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