Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Canada, you would:
live 2.3 years less
In Canada, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In United Kingdom, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 30.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Canada, 6.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United Kingdom, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 59.6% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Canada, 9.4% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 15.0% as of 2013.
pay a 36.4% higher top tax rate
Canada has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 30.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Canada, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
have 16.7% more children
In Canada, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United Kingdom, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
see 93.8% less coastline
Canada has a total of 202,080 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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