Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.2 years less


In Canada, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Jersey, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 16.9% more money


Canada has a GDP per capita of $48,400 as of 2017, while in Jersey, the GDP per capita is $56,600 as of 2016.

be 36.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Canada, 6.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Jersey, that number is 4.0% as of 2015.

Life

be 16.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Canada, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Jersey, on the other hand, 3.6 children do as of 2020.

have 24.5% more children


In Canada, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Jersey, there are 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 34.5% less likely to have internet access


In Canada, approximately 91.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Jersey, about 59.6% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 100.0% less coastline


Canada has a total of 202,080 km of coastline. In Jersey, that number is 70 km.

Jersey: At a glance

Jersey is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 116 sq km. Jersey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy that held sway in both France and England. These islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Jersey is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

How big is Jersey compared to Canada? 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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