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

Health

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.

Economy

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.

Life

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.

Expenditures

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

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.
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