Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 92.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Suriname, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In New Zealand, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 8.8 years longer


In Suriname, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In New Zealand, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 16.7% more likely to be obese


In Suriname, 26.4% of adults are obese. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people.

Economy

make 2.7 times more money


Suriname has a GDP per capita of $14,600, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.

be 46.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Suriname, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In New Zealand, that number is 4.9%.

spend 13.2% less on taxes


Suriname has a top tax rate of 38.0%. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

be 92.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Suriname, approximately 155.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In New Zealand, 11.0 women do.

be 82.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Suriname, approximately 24.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

have 16.5% less children


In Suriname, there are approximately 15.8 babies per 1,000 people. In New Zealand, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 94.9% more likely to have internet access


In Suriname, approximately 45.4% of the population has internet access. In New Zealand, about 88.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 93.0% more on healthcare


Suriname spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In New Zealand, that number is 11.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 39.2 times more coastline


Suriname has a total of 386 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 Suriname? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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