Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Thailand, you would:
live 4.9 years longer
In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In New Zealand, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
be 3.1 times more likely to be obese
In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
make 2.5 times more money
Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,300 as of 2020, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $42,400 as of 2020.
be 4.2 times more likely to be unemployed
In Thailand, 1.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 4.1% as of 2019.
be 75.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
be 46.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Thailand, approximately 6.5 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 3.4 children do as of 2022.
have 26.0% more children
In Thailand, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 17.9% more likely to have internet access
In Thailand, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In New Zealand, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 100.0% more on education
Thailand spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. New Zealand spends 6.0% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 2.6 times more on healthcare
Thailand spends 3.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 9.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 4.7 times more coastline
Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In New Zealand, that number is 15,134 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
New Zealand: At a glance
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