Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of New Zealand, you would:
be 79.9% less likely to be obese
In New Zealand, 30.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
live 6.0 years less
In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
be 17.0% less likely to be unemployed
In New Zealand, 4.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.
make 53.3% less money
New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.
pay a 36.4% higher top tax rate
New Zealand has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 3.2 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 China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 3.3 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 China, on the other hand, 11.4 children do as of 2020.
be 40.2% less likely to have internet access
In New Zealand, approximately 90.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
How big is China compared to New Zealand? See an in-depth size comparison.