International rankings of New Zealand

International rankings of New Zealand

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

Political and economic rankings

:Political freedom ratings - Free; political rights and civil liberties both rated 1 (the highest score available)::Press freedom - Ranked 15th for press freedom at 4.17.cite web| url= |title=Eritrea ranked last for first time while G8 members, except Russia, recover lost ground |publisher=Reporters Without Borders |accessdate=2007-11-05 |date=2007-10-16] :GDP per capita - 28th highest, at I$25,531:Human Development Index - 20th highest, at 0.933:Income Equality - 54th most equal, at 36.2 (Gini Index):Literacy Rate - 18th equal at 99.0%:Unemployment rate - 42nd lowest, at 3.60%:Global Peace Index - 4th, at 1.35 [ [ Global Peace Index Rankings] ] :Corruption - In a three-way tie for least corrupt, at 9.4 on index [Citation
title=Corruption Perceptions Index 2007
publisher=Transparency International
] :Economic Freedom - 5th equal freest, at 81.6 on index:Failed States Index, 172/177, being one of the few "sustainable" states in the world. [cite web|url=|title=Failed States Index Scores 2007|publisher=The Fund for Peace|year=2007]

Health rankings

: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 - 13th highest, at 80.2 years::Suicide Rate - 37th highest suicide rate, at 19.8 for males and 4.2 for females per 100,000 people:HIV/AIDS rate - 133rd most cases, 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. [ [ NZ third worst in world cancer table] 12:00AM Thursday April 28, 2005] [ [ Cancer in New Zealand: Trends and Projections] ]

Other rankings

:CO2 emissions - 50th highest emissions, at 7.8 tonnes per capita:Electricity Consumption - 48th highest consumption of electricity, at 37,030,000,000 kWh:Broadband Internet access - 22nd highest uptake in OECD, at 11.7%:Beer consumption - 16th highest, at 77.0 litres per capita:Environmental Performance Index - Comprising; Environmental health, air quality, water resources, biodiversity and habitat, productive natural resources, Sustainable energy - 7th out of 80 countries, at 88.9/100 [The Economist. Pocket World in Figures, 2007 Edition. Profile Books Ltd. ISBN 1-86197-825-1] :Global Prosperity Index - 5th country in overall cite news|url=|title=Kiwis world's most satisfied|publisher=National Business Review|date=5 July 2007|accessdate=2007-11-30] cite web|url=|title=The 2007 Legatum Prosperity Index|work=LIGD|accessdate=2007-11-30] :Ease of paying tax - 9th easiest [ [ Paying Taxes 2008 - The Global Picture] , World Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers.] :Imprisonment rate - 59th highest out of 217, at 197 prisoners per 100,000 people (2007)cite news|url= |title=New Zealand Prison Stats Show New Zealanders Among The Most Imprisoned | |date=28 April 2008 |accessdate=2008-04-29] cite web |url= |title=Entire world - Prison Population Rates per 100,000 of the national population |work=World Prison Brief |publisher=International Centre for Prison Studies, King's College London |accessdate=2008-04-29] :Victimisation rate - 3rd highest out of 30, with 21.5% of people aged 16 or more being victimscite news|url= |title=NZ among worst countries for crime | |date=20 March 2008 |accessdate=2008-04-29] cite book |url= |title=Criminal Victimisation in International Perspective - Key findings from the 2004-2005 ICVS and EU ICS |author=van Dijk, Jan |coauthors=van Kesteren, John and Smit, Paul |isbn=9789054549659 |accessdate=2008-04-29] :Top Country Award - New Zealand has won the honor two years in a row (2007, 2008) by Wanderlust Magazine. [ [ New Zealand Wins Top Country Award > New Zealand ] ]


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