Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.1 years longer


In Taiwan, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 84 years for women). In New Zealand, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

spend 26.7% less on taxes


Taiwan has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

make 22.7% less money


Taiwan has a GDP per capita of $50,300, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.

be 28.9% more likely to be unemployed


In Taiwan, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In New Zealand, that number is 4.9%.

Life

have 59.0% more children


In Taiwan, there are approximately 8.3 babies per 1,000 people. In New Zealand, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 9.7 times more coastline


Taiwan has a total of 1,566 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 Taiwan? 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, Taxation Administration, Ministry of Finance, R.O.C..

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