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

Health

live 5.8 years longer

In Serbia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 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 43.3% more likely to be obese

In Serbia, 21.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.6 times more money

Serbia has a GDP per capita of $15,100 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.

be 66.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Serbia, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.

pay a 2.2 times higher top tax rate

Serbia has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2017. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 25.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Serbia, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

be 37.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Serbia, approximately 5.6 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.

have 45.5% more children

In Serbia, there are approximately 8.8 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 23.8% more likely to have internet access

In Serbia, approximately 73.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 60.0% more on education

Serbia spends 4.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. New Zealand spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Serbia.

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.
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