Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Switzerland, you would:
be 57.9% more likely to be obese
In Switzerland, 19.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
pay a 17.5% lower top tax rate
Switzerland has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
make 37.2% less money
Switzerland has a GDP per capita of $62,100 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.
be 46.9% more likely to be unemployed
In Switzerland, 3.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.
have 21.9% more children
In Switzerland, there are approximately 10.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 80.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Switzerland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
spend 25.5% more on education
Switzerland spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. New Zealand spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Swiss Federal Tax Administration, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
New Zealand: At a glance
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