Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of New Zealand, you would:
live 1.0 years less
In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In United Kingdom, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
make 13.6% more money
New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2017, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $44,300 as of 2017.
pay a 36.4% higher top tax rate
New Zealand has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 22.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In New Zealand, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 17.1% 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 United Kingdom, on the other hand, 4.1 children do as of 2020.
spend 14.1% less on education
New Zealand spends 6.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. United Kingdom spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 17.9% less coastline
New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
How big is United Kingdom compared to New Zealand? See an in-depth size comparison.