Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of New Zealand, you would:
live 1.8 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 States, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
be 17.5% more likely to be obese
In New Zealand, 30.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 53.3% more money
New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
pay a 20.0% higher top tax rate
New Zealand has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth
In New Zealand, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 51.4% 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 States, on the other hand, 5.3 children do as of 2020.
spend 21.9% less on education
New Zealand spends 6.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 31.7% more coastline
New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
United States: At a glance
How big is United States compared to New Zealand? See an in-depth size comparison.