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

Health

live 6.3 years longer

In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 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.

Economy

make 49.3% more money

Turkey has a GDP per capita of $28,400 as of 2020, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $42,400 as of 2020.

be 69.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Turkey, 13.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 4.1% as of 2019.

Life

be 47.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In Turkey, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

be 82.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Turkey, approximately 19.4 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 10.5% fewer children

In Turkey, there are approximately 14.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 17.9% more likely to have internet access

In Turkey, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In New Zealand, about 92.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 39.5% more on education

Turkey spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. New Zealand spends 6.0% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 2.3 times more on healthcare

Turkey spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 9.7% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 2.1 times more coastline

Turkey has a total of 7,200 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

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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