Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 6.2 years longer


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 4.7 times more likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 2.9 times more money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

spend 26.7% less on taxes


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

be 66.7% more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

be 2.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


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

Life

be 74.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 62.5% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 16.3% less children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 68.8% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 89.1% more on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.

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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