Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 6.0 years longer

In Colombia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 31.8% more likely to be obese

In Colombia, 22.3% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.


make 3.3 times more money

Colombia has a GDP per capita of $14,500, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 38.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Colombia, 10.5% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

be 66.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Colombia, 28.0% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.


be 89.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In Colombia, approximately 64.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 66.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Colombia, approximately 13.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 36.0% fewer children

In Colombia, there are approximately 16.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 54.6% more likely to have internet access

In Colombia, approximately 58.1% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.


spend 17.8% more on education

Colombia spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 44.4% more on healthcare

Colombia spends 7.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.


see 63.0 times more coastline

Colombia has a total of 3,208 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 Colombia? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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