Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in New Zealand instead of United Arab Emirates, you would:

Health

live 3.6 years longer


In United Arab Emirates, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In New Zealand, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 42.5% less money


United Arab Emirates has a GDP per capita of $67,700, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.

be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In United Arab Emirates, 1.6% of adults are unemployed. In New Zealand, that number is 4.9%.

Life

be 56.0% less likely to die during infancy


In United Arab Emirates, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

be 83.3% more likely to die during childbirth


In United Arab Emirates, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In New Zealand, 11.0 women do.

have 12.6% fewer children


In United Arab Emirates, there are approximately 15.1 babies per 1,000 people. In New Zealand, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 3.1 times more on healthcare


United Arab Emirates spends 3.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In New Zealand, that number is 11.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 11.5 times more coastline


United Arab Emirates has a total of 1,318 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 United Arab Emirates? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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