If you lived in Canada instead of Central African Republic, you would:

Health

live 29.2 years longer

In Central African Republic, the average life expectancy is 54 years (53 years for men, 56 years for women) as of 2020. In Canada, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.9 times more likely to be obese

In Central African Republic, 7.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 69.1 times more money

Central African Republic has a GDP per capita of $700 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 84.8% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Central African Republic, 62.0% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

Life

be 98.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In Central African Republic, approximately 829.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 94.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Central African Republic, approximately 80.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.3 children do as of 2020.

have 69.3% fewer children

In Central African Republic, there are approximately 33.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 7.1 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Central African Republic, approximately 14% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Canada, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 21.0 times more likely to have internet access

In Central African Republic, approximately 4.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

be 46.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Central African Republic, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (90% in urban areas, and 54% in rural areas) as of 2015. In Canada, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 4.4 times more on education

Central African Republic spends 1.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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