Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 2.5 years longer


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In New Zealand, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 35.7% more likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 53.1% more money


Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.

be 10.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In New Zealand, that number is 4.9%.

spend 32.0% more on taxes


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

Life

be 88.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Panama, approximately 94.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In New Zealand, 11.0 women do.

be 55.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

have 26.3% less children


In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In New Zealand, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 63.9% more likely to have internet access


In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In New Zealand, about 88.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 96.9% more on education


Panama spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. New Zealand spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 37.5% more on healthcare


Panama spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In New Zealand, that number is 11.0% of GDP.

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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