Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 13.2 years longer


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In New Zealand, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 2.2 times more likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people.

Economy

make 12.2 times more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.

be 2.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In New Zealand, that number is 4.9%.

spend 2.5 times more on taxes


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

be 65.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In New Zealand, 11.0 women do.

be 86.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

have 43.3% less children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In New Zealand, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In New Zealand, about 88.5% do.

be 35.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tajikistan, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In New Zealand, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 21.2% more on education


Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education. New Zealand spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 59.4% more on healthcare


Tajikistan spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In New Zealand, that number is 11.0% of GDP.

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 Tajikistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.

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