Quality of Life Comparison


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


make 3.6 times more money

New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $38,900, while in Liechtenstein, the GDP per capita is $139,100.

be 51.0% less likely to be unemployed

In New Zealand, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Liechtenstein, that number is 2.4%.

spend 27.3% less on taxes

New Zealand has a top tax rate of 33.0%. In Liechtenstein, the top tax rate is 24.0%.


have 21.2% less children

In New Zealand, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Liechtenstein, there are 10.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.8% more likely to have internet access

In New Zealand, approximately 88.5% of the population has internet access. In Liechtenstein, about 98.1% do.


spend 58.7% less on education

New Zealand spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of total GDP on education.

Liechtenstein: At a glance

Liechtenstein is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 160 sq km. The Principality of Liechtenstein was established within the Holy Roman Empire in 1719. Occupied by both French and Russian troops during the Napoleonic Wars, it became a sovereign state in 1806 and joined the Germanic Confederation in 1815. Liechtenstein became fully independent in 1866 when the Confederation dissolved. Until the end of World War I, it was closely tied to Austria, but the economic devastation caused by that conflict forced Liechtenstein to enter into a customs and monetary union with Switzerland. Since World War II (in which Liechtenstein remained neutral), the country's low taxes have spurred outstanding economic growth. In 2000, shortcomings in banking regulatory oversight resulted in concerns about the use of financial institutions for money laundering. However, Liechtenstein implemented anti-money laundering legislation and a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the US that went into effect in 2003.

How big is Liechtenstein 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, Ministry of Finance, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.


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