Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.9 years longer


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 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 35.7% more likely to be obese


In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 53.5% more money


Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.

be 21.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Panama, 6.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.

pay a 32.0% higher top tax rate


Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 82.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Panama, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

be 61.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Panama, approximately 9.1 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 25.1% fewer children


In Panama, there are approximately 17.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 56.9% more likely to have internet access


In Panama, approximately 57.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 100.0% more on education


Panama spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. New Zealand spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 6.1 times more coastline


Panama has a total of 2,490 km of coastline. In New Zealand, that number is 15,134 km.

New Zealand: At a glance

New Zealand (sometimes abbreviated NZ) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 264,537 sq km. The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. That same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both world wars. New Zealand's full participation in a number of defense alliances lapsed by the 1980s. In recent years, the government has sought to address longstanding Maori grievances.

How big is New Zealand compared to Panama? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.

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