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

Health

live 7.4 years longer

In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Canada, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.

be 27.3% more likely to be obese

In Barbados, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.6 times more money

Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,600 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 37.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Barbados, 10.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

Life

be 63.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 55.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Barbados, approximately 9.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.3 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 11.3% more likely to have internet access

In Barbados, approximately 81.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 12.8% more on education

Barbados spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

Geography

see 2083.3 times more coastline

Barbados has a total of 97 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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