Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Singapore, you would:
live 3.8 years less
In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 86 years (84 years for men, 89 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 5.0 times more likely to be obese
In Singapore, 6.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
make 54.6% less money
Singapore has a GDP per capita of $93,400 as of 2020, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $42,400 as of 2020.
be 83.6% more likely to be unemployed
In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 4.1% as of 2019.
pay a 50.0% higher top tax rate
Singapore has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
have 41.2% more children
In Singapore, there are approximately 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy
In Singapore, approximately 1.6 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.
spend 2.4 times more on education
Singapore spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. New Zealand spends 6.0% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 2.4 times more on healthcare
Singapore spends 4.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 9.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 78.4 times more coastline
Singapore has a total of 193 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, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
New Zealand: At a glance
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