Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Vietnam, you would:
live 7.0 years longer
In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 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 14.7 times more likely to be obese
In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
make 5.2 times more money
Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $8,200 as of 2020, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $42,400 as of 2020.
be 32.8% more likely to be unemployed
In Vietnam, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In New Zealand, that number is 4.1% as of 2019.
be 79.1% less likely to die during childbirth
In Vietnam, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.
be 76.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Vietnam, approximately 14.8 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 18.5% fewer children
In Vietnam, there are approximately 15.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 31.4% more likely to have internet access
In Vietnam, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In New Zealand, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 46.3% more on education
Vietnam spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. New Zealand spends 6.0% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 83.0% more on healthcare
Vietnam spends 5.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 9.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 4.4 times more coastline
Vietnam has a total of 3,444 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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