Comparing United States to Canada

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MAKE 18.4% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Canada  CANADA ($43,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Canada, that number is $43,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Canada GDP

LIVE 2.1 YEARS LONGER


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Canada  CANADA (81.67 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Canada, the average life expectancy is 81.67.
Category: United States vs. Canada life expectancy

CONSUME 17.8% MORE ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Canada  CANADA (14,351 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Canada, it is 14,351 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Canada electricity consumption

BE 50% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Canada  CANADA (0.3% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Canada, that number is 0.3%.
Category: United States vs. Canada AIDS percentage

BE 23.7% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Canada  CANADA (4.71 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, there are a total of 4.71 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Canada infant mortality

HAVE 23.3% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Canada  CANADA (10.29 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Canada, however, there are a total of 10.29 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Canada birth rate

SEE A 914.3% INCREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Canada  CANADA (202,080km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Canada has a total of 202,080 km.
Category: United States vs. Canada coastline

At a Glance: Canada

  • Land Area: United States is around the same size as Canada
  • Population: ~35 million people (284 million more people live in United States)

How big is Canada compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Canada (9,984,670 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Canada

Canada is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,984,670 sq km. A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care, education, social services, and economic competitiveness, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).