Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Canada instead of Albania, you would:


live 3.4 years longer

In Albania, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 35.5% more likely to be obese

In Albania, 21.7% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.


make 3.9 times more money

Albania has a GDP per capita of $12,500, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 53.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Albania, 14.0% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

be 34.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Albania, 14.3% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

spend 43.5% more on taxes

Albania has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0%.


be 75.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Albania, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 62.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Albania, approximately 11.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 22.0% fewer children

In Albania, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 35.2% more likely to have internet access

In Albania, approximately 66.4% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.

be 19.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Albania, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (84% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Canada, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).


spend 51.4% more on education

Albania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 26.8% more on healthcare

Albania spends 8.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.


see 558.2 times more coastline

Albania has a total of 362 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.

Canada: At a glance

Canada is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,093,507 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.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Albanian Taxation Office.


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