Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 98.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Uganda, 5.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In New Zealand, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 25.4 years longer


In Uganda, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women). In New Zealand, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 5.8 times more likely to be obese


In Uganda, 5.3% of adults are obese. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people.

Economy

make 16.2 times more money


Uganda has a GDP per capita of $2,400, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.

be 47.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Uganda, 9.4% of adults are unemployed. In New Zealand, that number is 4.9%.

spend 17.5% less on taxes


Uganda has a top tax rate of 40.0%. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

be 96.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uganda, approximately 343.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In New Zealand, 11.0 women do.

be 92.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Uganda, approximately 56.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

have 69.2% fewer children


In Uganda, there are approximately 42.9 babies per 1,000 people. In New Zealand, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.5 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Uganda, 22% of the population has electricity access. In New Zealand, 100% of the population do.

be 92.8% more likely to have internet access


In Uganda, approximately 45.9% of the population has internet access. In New Zealand, about 88.5% do.

be 26.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Uganda, approximately 79% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 76% 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 2.7 times more on education


Uganda spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. New Zealand spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 52.8% more on healthcare


Uganda spends 7.2% 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 Uganda? 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, Uganda Revenue Authority.

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