Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.7 years less


In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In New Caledonia, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 20.3% less money


New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2017, while in New Caledonia, the GDP per capita is $31,100 as of 2015.

be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In New Zealand, 4.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Caledonia, that number is 14.7% as of 2014.

Life

have 13.3% more children


In New Zealand, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Caledonia, there are 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

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 New Caledonia, on the other hand, 5.0 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 18.5% less likely to have internet access


In New Zealand, approximately 90.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Caledonia, about 74.0% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 85.1% less coastline


New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In New Caledonia, that number is 2,254 km.

New Caledonia: At a glance

New Caledonia is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,275 sq km. Settled by both Britain and France during the first half of the 19th century, the island became a French possession in 1853. It served as a penal colony for four decades after 1864. Agitation for independence during the 1980s and early 1990s ended in the 1998 Noumea Accord, which over a period of 15 to 20 years will transfer an increasing amount of governing responsibility from France to New Caledonia. The agreement also commits France to conduct a referendum between 2014 and 2018 to decide whether New Caledonia should assume full sovereignty and independence.

How big is New Caledonia 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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