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

Health

be 99.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Zambia, 11.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In New Zealand, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

live 28.5 years longer

In Zambia, the average life expectancy is 54 years (52 years for men, 55 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 3.8 times more likely to be obese

In Zambia, 8.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 9.8 times more money

Zambia has a GDP per capita of $4,000 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.

be 68.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Zambia, 15.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2008. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.

Life

be 95.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In Zambia, approximately 213.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

be 93.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Zambia, approximately 56.0 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 68.3% fewer children

In Zambia, there are approximately 40.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 3.0 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Zambia, approximately 33% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In New Zealand, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 6.4 times more likely to have internet access

In Zambia, approximately 14.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.

be 48.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Zambia, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (90% in urban areas, and 51% in rural areas) as of 2017. In New Zealand, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.


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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