NZ Compared Internationally

New Zealand is a fantastic place to live and raise a family. It is safe, has a healthy unpolluted natural environment and mild climate. In addition it has a world-class education system, healthcare and business environment.

Safety (one of the safest places to live)

New Zealand is ranked among the safest countries in the world, safer than the UK and twice as safe as the USA.
http://www.socialprogressimperative.org/data/spi

Quality of Life

New Zealand has a beautiful climate and a healthy natural environment that is unmatched anywhere on earth. Low pollution rates and excellent conditions for family and personal growth.
http://www.tourism.org.nz/natural-environment.html

Economic Growth

New Zealand has a mixed economy which operates on free market principles. It has sizeable manufacturing and service sectors complementing a highly efficient agricultural sector.
http://www.treasury.govt.nz/economy/overview

Business Friendly

Forbes has ranked New Zealand as the second best country in which to do and establish business. Ireland is the only country ranked higher.
http://www.forbes.com/best-countries-for-business/list/

Education (Top 10 ranked)

New Zealand is amongst the highest ranked counties in terms of quality and output of education.
http://www.oecd.org/pisa/keyfindings/pisa-2012-results.htm

Human Rights (Ranked No 1)

The Social progress Index ranks New Zealand 1st in Personal Rights, Personal Freedom and Choice and 4th in relation to Tolerance and Inclusion.
http://www.socialprogressimperative.org/data/spi

Social Progress (Ranked No 1)

The Social Progress Index 2014 (measuring the quality of life for individuals in a country) ranks New Zealand number 1 in the world.
http://www.socialprogressimperative.org/data/spi