Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Portugal, you would:
live 1.0 years longer
In Portugal, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 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 48.1% more likely to be obese
In Portugal, 20.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
make 27.9% more money
Portugal has a GDP per capita of $30,500 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.
be 47.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Portugal, 8.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.
pay a 41.6% lower top tax rate
Portugal has a top tax rate of 56.5% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
have 58.0% more children
In Portugal, there are approximately 8.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 34.6% more likely to die during infancy
In Portugal, approximately 2.6 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.
be 21.6% more likely to have internet access
In Portugal, approximately 74.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.
spend 30.6% more on education
Portugal spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. New Zealand spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 8.4 times more coastline
Portugal has a total of 1,793 km of coastline. In New Zealand, that number is 15,134 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira.
New Zealand: At a glance
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