Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of South Korea, you would:
be 6.6 times more likely to be obese
In South Korea, 4.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
pay a 13.2% lower top tax rate
South Korea has a top tax rate of 38.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 18.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In South Korea, approximately 11.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
have 84.7% more children
In South Korea, there are approximately 6.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 19.9% more likely to die during infancy
In South Korea, approximately 2.9 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 33.3% more on education
South Korea spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. New Zealand spends 6.0% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 18.3% more on healthcare
South Korea spends 8.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 9.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 6.3 times more coastline
South Korea has a total of 2,413 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, National Tax Service, South Korea, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
New Zealand: At a glance
How big is New Zealand compared to South Korea? See an in-depth size comparison.