Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of New Zealand, you would:
live 1.3 years longer
In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Canada, that number is 84 years (82 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
be 37.3% more likely to be unemployed
In New Zealand, 4.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.
be 27.3% more 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 Canada, on the other hand, 4.4 children do as of 2022.
have 20.4% fewer children
In New Zealand, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 11.7% less on education
New Zealand spends 6.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.
spend 11.3% more on healthcare
New Zealand spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 10.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 13.4 times more coastline
New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Canada: At a glance
How big is Canada compared to New Zealand? See an in-depth size comparison.