Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Serbia, you would:
live 8.4 years longer
In Serbia, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2022. In New Zealand, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
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.
make 2.3 times more money
Serbia has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2020, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $42,400 as of 2020.
be 70.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Serbia, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.1% as of 2019.
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.
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 28.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Serbia, approximately 4.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 3.4 children do as of 2022.
have 43.3% more children
In Serbia, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 17.9% more likely to have internet access
In Serbia, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In New Zealand, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 66.7% more on education
Serbia spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. New Zealand spends 6.0% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 11.5% more on healthcare
Serbia spends 8.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 9.7% of GDP as of 2019.
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
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