Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.3 years longer


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 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 4.7 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.7 times more money


China has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2018, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

pay a 26.7% lower top tax rate


China has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

be 61.5% more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

be 2.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

Life

be 65.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 62.3% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 11.4 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 12.1% fewer children


In China, there are approximately 11.6 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 67.6% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 54.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 13.9 times more coastline


China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.

Canada: At a glance

Canada is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,093,507 sq km. A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care, education, social services, and economic competitiveness, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, State Administration of Taxation.

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