Tokyo Olympics: New Zealand gold medallists financial reward more than rivals Australia, United States of America

New Zealand's gold medal winners will receive almost three times the financial reward of their Olympic rivals from powerhouse Australia.

Black Ferns Sevens aside, Tokyo's Kiwi champions will earn NZ$60,000 each for their efforts, confirms High Performance New Zealand's Eddie Kohlase as part of the government-funded payout structure.

It's a great reward for the team that returns from the Olympics as New Zealand's best Games teams ever, winning 20 medals, including seven golds.

Meanwhile, according to The Australian, Australia's horde of gold medallists (17) receive $NZ20,100, while the Americans get NZ$53,000 per gold.

Any individual athlete who finished within the top 12 will earn a minimum of NZ$30,000, while members of a team will receive a minimum of NZ$25,000.

Triple gold medallist Lisa Carrington only receives one payout, earning the same as her teammate in the victorious K2 500, Caitlin Regal.

All members of the rowing eight's crew receive $60,000 each, as does the gold medal-winning pair of Caitlin Prendergast and Kerrie Gowler.

Members of the men's and women's rugby sevens squads are exempt from the payouts because of their contract agreements with New Zealand Rugby.

But those payouts are in stark contrast with several other countries surveyed by CNBC.

Singapore, which failed to win a medal in Tokyo, promised $1million per gold, while a Filipino weightlifter has hit the jackpot.

Hidilyn Diaz won her country's first-ever Olympic gold medal in the women's 55kg competition and will reportedly be paid US$850,000 by the Philippines Sports Commission, will fly for free for the rest of her life, and receive two brand new homes.

CNBC's report lists Kazakhstan ($355,000), Malaysia ($336,000), and Italy (300,000) as the most generous nations for gold medal winners.