Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Niger, you would:
live 22.8 years longer
In Niger, the average life expectancy is 59 years (58 years for men, 61 years for women) as of 2020. In New Zealand, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 5.6 times more likely to be obese
In Niger, 5.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
make 32.5 times more money
Niger has a GDP per capita of $1,200 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.
be 15.7 times more likely to be unemployed
In Niger, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.
be 98.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Niger, approximately 509.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
be 94.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Niger, approximately 67.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.
have 73.1% fewer children
In Niger, there are approximately 47.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 6.2 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Niger, approximately 16% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In New Zealand, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 17.3 times more likely to have internet access
In Niger, approximately 5.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.
be 53.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Niger, approximately 65% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 59% in rural areas) as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 82.9% more on education
Niger spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. New Zealand spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
New Zealand: At a glance
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