Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.4 years longer


In Bulgaria, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 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 17.6% more likely to be obese


In Bulgaria, 25.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


Bulgaria has a GDP per capita of $21,800 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 59.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bulgaria, 23.4% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

pay a 3.3 times higher top tax rate


Bulgaria has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 46.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Bulgaria, approximately 8.1 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.

have 22.9% more children


In Bulgaria, there are approximately 8.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 40.5% more likely to have internet access


In Bulgaria, approximately 64.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 29.3% more on education


Bulgaria spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

Geography

see 570.8 times more coastline


Bulgaria has a total of 354 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 Bulgaria? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Revenue Agency, Bulgaria, Canada Revenue Agency.

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