If you lived in Canada instead of Democratic Republic of the Congo, you would:

Health

live 22.4 years longer

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, the average life expectancy is 61 years (59 years for men, 63 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 4.4 times more likely to be obese

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, 6.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 60.5 times more money

Democratic Republic of the Congo has a GDP per capita of $800 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 85.1% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, 63.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

Life

be 97.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, approximately 473.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 93.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, approximately 64.5 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 75.1% fewer children

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, there are approximately 41.0 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 5.8 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, approximately 17% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Canada, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 10.6 times more likely to have internet access

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, approximately 8.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

be 81.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, approximately 55% of people have improved drinking water access (84% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 3.5 times more on education

Democratic Republic of the Congo spends 1.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

Geography

see 5461.6 times more coastline

Democratic Republic of the Congo has a total of 37 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.


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

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