Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 30.8% less likely to be obese


In New Zealand, 30.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Grenada, that number is 21.3% of people as of 2016.

live 6.9 years less


In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Grenada, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 61.3% less money


New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2017, while in Grenada, the GDP per capita is $15,100 as of 2017.

be 5.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In New Zealand, 4.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Grenada, that number is 24.0% as of 2017.

Life

have 14.1% more children


In New Zealand, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Grenada, there are 14.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.8 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 Grenada, 25.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.5 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 Grenada, on the other hand, 8.9 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 35.0% less likely to have internet access


In New Zealand, approximately 90.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Grenada, about 59.1% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 50.0% less on education


New Zealand spends 6.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Grenada spends 3.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 99.2% less coastline


New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In Grenada, that number is 121 km.

Grenada: At a glance

Grenada is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 344 sq km. Carib Indians inhabited Grenada when Christopher COLUMBUS discovered the island in 1498, but it remained uncolonized for more than a century. The French settled Grenada in the 17th century, established sugar estates, and imported large numbers of African slaves. Britain took the island in 1762 and vigorously expanded sugar production. In the 19th century, cacao eventually surpassed sugar as the main export crop; in the 20th century, nutmeg became the leading export. In 1967, Britain gave Grenada autonomy over its internal affairs. Full independence was attained in 1974 making Grenada one of the smallest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere. Grenada was seized by a Marxist military council on 19 October 1983. Six days later the island was invaded by US forces and those of six other Caribbean nations, which quickly captured the ringleaders and their hundreds of Cuban advisers. Free elections were reinstituted the following year and have continued since that time.

How big is Grenada 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.

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