Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 21.7 years longer

In Angola, the average life expectancy is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 3.6 times more likely to be obese

In Angola, 8.2% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.


make 7.1 times more money

Angola has a GDP per capita of $6,800, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 74.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Angola, 36.6% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

spend 94.1% more on taxes

Angola has a top tax rate of 17.0%. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0%.


be 98.5% less likely to die during childbirth

In Angola, approximately 477.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 93.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Angola, approximately 67.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 76.7% fewer children

In Angola, there are approximately 44.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.3 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Angola, 30% of the population has electricity access. In Canada, 100% of the population do.

be 6.9 times more likely to have internet access

In Angola, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.

be 2.0 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Angola, approximately 49% of people have improved drinking water access (75% in urban areas, and 28% 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

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

spend 3.2 times more on healthcare

Angola spends 3.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.


see 126.3 times more coastline

Angola has a total of 1,600 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 Angola? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Canada Revenue Agency, The World Factbook, Direcção Nacional dos Impostos, Ministério das Finanças.


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