Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 33.0% more likely to be obese


In Belgium, 22.1% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.

Economy

be 11.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Belgium, 7.3% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

be 37.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Belgium, 15.1% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

spend 38.5% less on taxes


Belgium has a top tax rate of 53.7%. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

be 32.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Belgium, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

Expenditures

spend 19.7% less on education


Belgium spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 3038.8 times more coastline


Belgium has a total of 66 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 Belgium? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency.

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