If you lived in New Zealand instead of Western Sahara, you would:

Health

live 17.6 years longer

In Western Sahara, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 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.

Economy

make 15.6 times more money

Western Sahara has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2007, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.

Life

be 92.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Western Sahara, approximately 47.9 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.

have 54.3% fewer children

In Western Sahara, there are approximately 28.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 13.6 times more coastline

Western Sahara has a total of 1,110 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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