Quality of life comparison
If you lived in South Korea instead of Canada, you would:
be 84.0% less likely to be obese
In Canada, 29.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In South Korea, that number is 4.7% of people as of 2016.
be 41.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Canada, 6.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In South Korea, that number is 3.7% as of 2017.
make 18.4% less money
Canada has a GDP per capita of $48,400 as of 2017, while in South Korea, the GDP per capita is $39,500 as of 2017.
be 53.2% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Canada, 9.4% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In South Korea, however, that number is 14.4% as of 2016.
pay a 15.2% higher top tax rate
Canada has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In South Korea, the top tax rate is 38.0% as of 2016.
be 30.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Canada, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In South Korea, on the other hand, 3.0 children do as of 2020.
have 19.6% fewer children
In Canada, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In South Korea, there are 8.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
see 98.8% less coastline
Canada has a total of 202,080 km of coastline. In South Korea, that number is 2,413 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, National Tax Service, South Korea.
South Korea: At a glance
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