Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Australia instead of New Zealand, you would:
make 14.9% more money
New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $42,400 as of 2020, while in Australia, the GDP per capita is $48,700 as of 2020.
be 24.9% more likely to be unemployed
In New Zealand, 4.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Australia, that number is 5.2% as of 2019.
pay a 36.4% higher top tax rate
New Zealand has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Australia, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 33.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In New Zealand, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Australia, 6.0 women do as of 2017.
be 12.5% less likely to die during infancy
In New Zealand, approximately 3.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Australia, on the other hand, 3.0 children do as of 2022.
spend 15.0% less on education
New Zealand spends 6.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Australia spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 70.2% more coastline
New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In Australia, that number is 25,760 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Australian Taxation Office, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
Australia: At a glance
How big is Australia compared to New Zealand? See an in-depth size comparison.