Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 13.7 years longer

In Burma, the average life expectancy is 68 years (67 years for men, 70 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 5.1 times more likely to be obese

In Burma, 5.8% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.


make 7.8 times more money

Burma has a GDP per capita of $6,200, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 63.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Burma, 25.6% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

be 62.5% more likely to be unemployed

In Burma, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.


be 96.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In Burma, approximately 178.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 87.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Burma, approximately 35.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 43.1% fewer children

In Burma, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 92.3% more likely to have access to electricity

In Burma, 52% of the population has electricity access. In Canada, 100% of the population do.

be 3.6 times more likely to have internet access

In Burma, approximately 25.1% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.

be 23.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Burma, approximately 81% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 74% in rural areas). In Canada, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).


spend 6.6 times more on education

Burma spends 0.8% of its total GDP on education. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 4.5 times more on healthcare

Burma spends 2.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.


see 104.7 times more coastline

Burma has a total of 1,930 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 Burma? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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