Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Latvia instead of New Zealand, you would:
be 23.4% less likely to be obese
In New Zealand, 30.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Latvia, that number is 23.6% of people as of 2016.
live 6.7 years less
In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Latvia, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.
pay a 30.3% lower top tax rate
New Zealand has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Latvia, the top tax rate is 23.0% as of 2016.
make 29.0% less money
New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2017, while in Latvia, the GDP per capita is $27,700 as of 2017.
be 85.1% more likely to be unemployed
In New Zealand, 4.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Latvia, that number is 8.7% as of 2017.
be 2.1 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 Latvia, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 42.9% 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 Latvia, on the other hand, 5.0 children do as of 2020.
have 28.1% fewer children
In New Zealand, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Latvia, there are 9.2 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. Latvia spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.
see 96.7% less coastline
New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In Latvia, that number is 498 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: State Revenue Service, Latvia, The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
Latvia: At a glance
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