Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 4.9 years longer


In Algeria, the average life expectancy is 77 years (76 years for men, 78 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 3.2 times more money


Algeria has a GDP per capita of $15,200, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 44.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Algeria, 11.7% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

be 59.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Algeria, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

Life

be 95.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Algeria, approximately 140.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 77.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Algeria, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 53.6% fewer children


In Algeria, there are approximately 22.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Algeria, approximately 42.9% 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 Algeria, 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).

Expenditures

spend 23.3% more on education


Algeria spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 44.4% more on healthcare


Algeria spends 7.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 202.5 times more coastline


Algeria has a total of 998 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 Algeria? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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