Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of United Kingdom, you would:
live 1.0 years longer
In United Kingdom, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In New Zealand, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 10.8% more likely to be obese
In United Kingdom, 27.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
pay a 26.7% lower top tax rate
United Kingdom has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In New Zealand, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
make 12.0% less money
United Kingdom has a GDP per capita of $44,300 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.
be 14.6% less likely to die during infancy
In United Kingdom, approximately 4.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.
be 28.6% more likely to die during childbirth
In United Kingdom, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
spend 16.4% more on education
United Kingdom spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. New Zealand spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 21.8% more coastline
United Kingdom has a total of 12,429 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 Inland Revenue Department, HM Revenue & Customs.
New Zealand: At a glance
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