Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 33.8% less likely to be obese


In New Zealand, 30.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Netherlands, that number is 20.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 38.2% more money


New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2017, while in Netherlands, the GDP per capita is $53,900 as of 2017.

pay a 57.6% higher top tax rate


New Zealand has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Netherlands, the top tax rate is 52.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 44.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In New Zealand, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Netherlands, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

have 14.1% fewer children


In New Zealand, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Netherlands, there are 11.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 14.1% less on education


New Zealand spends 6.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Netherlands spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 97.0% less coastline


New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In Netherlands, that number is 451 km.

Netherlands: At a glance

Netherlands is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 33,893 sq km. The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU) and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999. In October 2010, the former Netherlands Antilles was dissolved and the three smallest islands - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba - became special municipalities in the Netherlands administrative structure. The larger islands of Sint Maarten and Curacao joined the Netherlands and Aruba as constituent countries forming the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

How big is Netherlands 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, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst.

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