International rankings of New Zealand

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This is a list of New Zealand's international rankings on a range of social, economic and other criteria.

Political and economic rankings[edit]

New Zealand is one of the least corrupt countries, according to Transparency International
World map of the Global Peace Index. Countries appearing more blue are ranked as more peaceful on the Index, countries appearing more red are ranked as less peaceful.
Map of countries by 2008 Economic Freedom of the World, published by the Fraser Institute
Ease Of Doing Business Index, ranked 2nd overall in 2016 out of 185 countries, 1st in the sub-categories of Starting a Business, Protecting Minority Investors, Registering Property and Getting Credit.[1]
Political freedom ratings – Free; political rights and civil liberties both rated 1 (the highest score available)
Press freedom – Ranked 8th for press freedom at 1.50.[2]
GDP per capita – 29th highest (2016), at I$36,172
Human Development Index – 9th highest (2015), at 0.913
Income Equality – 54th most equal, at 36.2 (Gini Index)
Literacy Rate – 10th equal at 99.0%
Unemployment rate – 48th lowest, at 4.0%.[3]
Global Peace Index – 4th at 1.221[4]
Corruption – Least corrupt, at 9.4 on Corruption Perceptions Index[5]
Economic Freedom – 4th freest, at 82.1 on Index of Economic Freedom, and 3rd, at 8.28 on Economic Freedom of the World index
Failed States Index, 172/177, being one of the few "sustainable" states in the world.[6]

Health rankings[edit]

Fertility rate- 155th most fertile, at 1.79 per woman
Birth rate – 140th most births, at 13.90 per 1000 people
Infant mortality – 169th most deaths, at 5.85 per 1000 live births
Death rate – 123rd highest death rate, at 7.52 per 1000 people
Life Expectancy – 17th highest, at 81.6 years (2015)
Suicide Rate – 72nd highest suicide rate, at 14.4 for males and 5.0 for females per 100,000 people (2014)
HIV/AIDS rate – 133rd highest percentage out of 162 countries, at 0.10%

In 2005 the International Agency for Research on Cancer found New Zealand men and women to have the third highest cancer rates in the world.[7][8]

In 2012, New Zealand had the 12th highest rate of cancer out of the 34 OECD countries.

Other rankings[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ url="Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 February 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Press Freedom Index 2010". Reporters Without Borders. Archived from the original on 24 November 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  3. ^ "CIA World Factbook".
  4. ^ Global Peace Index Rankings
  5. ^ "Corruption Perceptions Index 2009". Transparency International. 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2009.
  6. ^ "The Failed States Index 2011 Interactive Grid". The Fund for Peace. 2011.
  7. ^ Levy, Danya (28 April 2005). "NZ third worst in world cancer table". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  8. ^ Cancer in New Zealand: Trends and Projections
  9. ^ "OECD Broadband Benchmarking results - June 2013". Chorus New Zealand. Chorus New Zealand. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  10. ^ The Economist. Pocket World in Figures, 2007 Edition. Profile Books Ltd. ISBN 1-86197-825-1
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  12. ^ Paying Taxes 2008 – The Global Picture, World Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  13. ^ "New Zealand Prison Stats Show New Zealanders Among The Most Imprisoned". 28 April 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2008.
  14. ^ "Entire world – Prison Population Rates per 100,000 of the national population". World Prison Brief. International Centre for Prison Studies, King's College London. Retrieved 29 April 2008.
  15. ^ "NZ among worst countries for crime". Stuff. New Zealand. 20 March 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2008.
  16. ^ van Dijk, Jan; van Kesteren, John; Smit, Paul (2007). Criminal Victimisation in International Perspective – Key findings from the 2004–2005 ICVS and EU ICS (PDF). Den Haag: Boom Juridische Uitgevers. ISBN 978-90-5454-965-9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 December 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2008.
  17. ^ New Zealand Wins Top Country Award
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