Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 33.0% less likely to be obese

In Canada, 29.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.

live 2.2 years less

In Canada, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Denmark, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020.


be 42.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Canada, 9.4% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4% as of 2011.

pay a 69.1% higher top tax rate

Canada has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8% as of 2017.


be 60.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Canada, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Denmark, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

be 25.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Canada, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Denmark, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.


spend 43.4% more on education

Canada spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. Denmark spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2014.


see 96.4% less coastline

Canada has a total of 202,080 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

How big is Denmark compared to Canada? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Danish Central Tax Administration, The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency.


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