Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in New Zealand instead of Sri Lanka, you would:

Health

live 4.4 years longer


In Sri Lanka, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In New Zealand, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 5.9 times more likely to be obese


In Sri Lanka, 5.2% of adults are obese. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people.

Economy

make 3.0 times more money


Sri Lanka has a GDP per capita of $12,800, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.

spend 2.2 times more on taxes


Sri Lanka has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

be 63.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sri Lanka, approximately 30.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In New Zealand, 11.0 women do.

be 47.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Sri Lanka, approximately 8.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

have 13.2% fewer children


In Sri Lanka, there are approximately 15.2 babies per 1,000 people. In New Zealand, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Sri Lanka, approximately 32.1% of the population has internet access. In New Zealand, about 88.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 80.0% more on education


Sri Lanka spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. New Zealand spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.1 times more on healthcare


Sri Lanka spends 3.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In New Zealand, that number is 11.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 11.3 times more coastline


Sri Lanka has a total of 1,340 km of coastline. In New Zealand, that number is 15,134 km.

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.

How big is New Zealand compared to Sri Lanka? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, Sri Lanka Inland Revenue Department.

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