Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 21.8% less likely to be obese


In New Zealand, 30.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Belize, that number is 24.1% of people as of 2016.

be 19.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In New Zealand, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Belize, that number is 1.9% of people as of 2018.

live 6.8 years less


In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Belize, that number is 75 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 78.7% less money


New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2017, while in Belize, the GDP per capita is $8,300 as of 2017.

be 91.5% more likely to be unemployed


In New Zealand, 4.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Belize, that number is 9.0% as of 2017.

Life

have 71.9% more children


In New Zealand, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Belize, there are 22.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 4.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In New Zealand, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Belize, 36.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In New Zealand, approximately 3.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Belize, on the other hand, 11.2 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 48.2% less likely to have internet access


In New Zealand, approximately 90.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Belize, about 47.1% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 15.6% more on education


New Zealand spends 6.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Belize spends 7.4% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 97.4% less coastline


New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In Belize, that number is 386 km.

Belize: At a glance

Belize is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 22,806 sq km. Belize was the site of several Mayan city states until their decline at the end of the first millennium A.D. The British and Spanish disputed the region in the 17th and 18th centuries; it formally became the colony of British Honduras in 1854. Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992 and the two countries are involved in an ongoing border dispute. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. Current concerns include the country's heavy foreign debt burden, high unemployment, growing involvement in the Mexican and South American drug trade, high crime rates, and one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Central America.

How big is Belize 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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