Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 9.6 years longer


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 74 years (68 years for men, 80 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 20.0% more likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% 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


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 7.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 0.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

be 64.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

pay a 2.5 times higher top tax rate


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2017. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 5.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 22.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.5 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 15.0% more likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 79.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 10.4% more on education


Belarus spends 4.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

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 Belarus? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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