Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 19.2% less likely to be obese


In New Zealand, 30.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Greece, that number is 24.9% of people as of 2016.

live 1.0 years less


In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Greece, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 28.7% less money


New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2017, while in Greece, the GDP per capita is $27,800 as of 2017.

be 4.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In New Zealand, 4.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Greece, that number is 21.5% as of 2017.

pay a 45.5% higher top tax rate


New Zealand has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Greece, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.

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 Greece, 3.0 women do as of 2017.

have 39.1% fewer children


In New Zealand, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Greece, there are 7.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 19.7% less likely to have internet access


In New Zealand, approximately 90.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Greece, about 73.0% do as of 2018.

Greece: At a glance

Greece is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 130,647 sq km. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

How big is Greece 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, GSIS, Greece.

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