Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.5 years longer


In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women). In New Zealand, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 33.3% more likely to be obese


In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people.

Economy

make 31.9% more money


Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,500, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.

Life

have 38.9% more children


In Poland, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In New Zealand, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Poland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In New Zealand, 11.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 20.7% more likely to have internet access


In Poland, approximately 73.3% of the population has internet access. In New Zealand, about 88.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 28.6% more on education


Poland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. New Zealand spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 71.9% more on healthcare


Poland spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In New Zealand, that number is 11.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 34.4 times more coastline


Poland has a total of 440 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 Poland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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