If you lived in New Zealand instead of Republic of the Congo, you would:

Health

be 96.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Republic of the Congo, 2.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In New Zealand, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

live 20.8 years longer

In Republic of the Congo, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 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 3.2 times more likely to be obese

In Republic of the Congo, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 5.7 times more money

Republic of the Congo has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.

be 86.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Republic of the Congo, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.

Life

be 97.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 378.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

be 93.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 50.7 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 60.7% fewer children

In Republic of the Congo, there are approximately 32.6 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 76.7% more likely to have access to electricity

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 57% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In New Zealand, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 10.5 times more likely to have internet access

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.

be 19.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 56% 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.

Expenditures

spend 39.1% more on education

Republic of the Congo spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. New Zealand spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 89.6 times more coastline

Republic of the Congo has a total of 169 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.

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