Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Czech Republic instead of New Zealand, you would:

Health

be 15.6% less likely to be obese


In New Zealand, 30.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Czech Republic, that number is 26.0% of people as of 2016.

live 2.8 years less


In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Czech Republic, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 38.3% less likely to be unemployed


In New Zealand, 4.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Czech Republic, that number is 2.9% as of 2017.

pay a 33.3% lower top tax rate


New Zealand has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Czech Republic, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2017.

Life

be 66.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In New Zealand, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Czech Republic, 3.0 women do as of 2017.

be 25.7% less likely to die during infancy


In New Zealand, approximately 3.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Czech Republic, on the other hand, 2.6 children do as of 2020.

have 30.5% fewer children


In New Zealand, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Czech Republic, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 11.1% less likely to have internet access


In New Zealand, approximately 90.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Czech Republic, about 80.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 12.5% less on education


New Zealand spends 6.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Czech Republic spends 5.6% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Czech Republic: At a glance

Czech Republic is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 77,247 sq km. At the close of World War I, the Czechs and Slovaks of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire merged to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar years, having rejected a federal system, the new country's predominantly Czech leaders were frequently preoccupied with meeting the increasingly strident demands of other ethnic minorities within the republic, most notably the Slovaks, the Sudeten Germans, and the Ruthenians (Ukrainians). On the eve of World War II, Nazi Germany occupied the territory that today comprises the Czech Republic and Slovakia became an independent state allied with Germany. After the war, a reunited but truncated Czechoslovakia (less Ruthenia) fell within the Soviet sphere of influence. In 1968, an invasion by Warsaw Pact troops ended the efforts of the country's leaders to liberalize communist rule and create "socialism with a human face," ushering in a period of repression known as "normalization." The peaceful "Velvet Revolution" swept the Communist Party from power at the end of 1989 and inaugurated a return to democratic rule and a market economy. On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a nonviolent "velvet divorce" into its two national components, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004.

How big is Czech Republic 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, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, Financial Administration of the Czech Republic.

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