Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 3.6 times more money


New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2017, while in Liechtenstein, the GDP per capita is $139,100 as of 2009.

be 48.9% less likely to be unemployed


In New Zealand, 4.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Liechtenstein, that number is 2.4% as of 2015.

pay a 27.3% lower top tax rate


New Zealand has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Liechtenstein, the top tax rate is 24.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 20.0% 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 Liechtenstein, on the other hand, 4.2 children do as of 2020.

have 18.8% fewer children


In New Zealand, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Liechtenstein, there are 10.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 59.4% less on education


New Zealand spends 6.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

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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