Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 8.9 years longer

In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 20.0% more likely to be obese

In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.


make 2.6 times more money

Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 6.5 times more likely to be unemployed

In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

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

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

spend 2.5 times more on taxes

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


be 75.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 25.0% more likely to die during infancy

In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 26.3% more likely to have internet access

In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.


spend 82.5% more on healthcare

Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.

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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