New Zealand predictions for 2040

Read 17 predictions about New Zealand in 2040, a year that will see this country experience significant change in its politics, economics, technology, culture, and environment. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.

International relations predictions for New Zealand in 2040

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Politics predictions for New Zealand in 2040

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Government predictions for New Zealand in 2040

Government related predictions to impact New Zealand in 2040 include:

  • The government raises super-annuation eligibility age from 65 to 67 from this year.1

Economy predictions for New Zealand in 2040

Economy related predictions to impact New Zealand in 2040 include:

  • Fewer than half of 65-year-old retirees own their own homes. Twenty years ago, most Kiwis retired owning a home.1

Technology predictions for New Zealand in 2040

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Culture predictions for New Zealand in 2040

Culture related predictions to impact New Zealand in 2040 include:

  • Kiwi landlines become extinct this year.1

Defense predictions for in 2040

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Infrastructure predictions for New Zealand in 2040

Infrastructure related predictions to impact New Zealand in 2040 include:

  • Wellington Airport completes its infrastructure expansion this year to accommodate 12 million people who now use the airport annually, almost double the annual figure of 6.4 million in 2019.1

Environment predictions for New Zealand in 2040

Environment related predictions to impact New Zealand in 2040 include:

  • Ninety percent of New Zealand rivers and lakes are 'swimmable' now compared to 72 percent in 2017.1
  • From this year, drivers in New Zealand will be able to buy electric vehicles only. 1
  • New Zealand's air temperature increases by 0.7 - 1 degree Celsius this year compared to 2018 levels.1
  • The Ruapehu region becomes waste-free this year.1

Science predictions for New Zealand in 2040

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Health predictions for New Zealand in 2040

Health related predictions to impact New Zealand in 2040 include:

  • New Zealand ranks 17th this year in countries with the highest life expectancy, 83.8 years, gaining one place compared with Kiwis born in 2016 who had an average life span of 81.5 years.1

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January 7, 2022. Last updated January 7, 2020.

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