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 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Canada, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.
make 24.1% more money
New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.
be 34.0% more likely to be unemployed
In New Zealand, 4.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.
be 22.9% 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 Canada, on the other hand, 4.3 children do as of 2020.
have 20.3% fewer children
In New Zealand, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 17.2% less on education
New Zealand spends 6.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.
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.