Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 2.4 years longer


In Denmark, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 49.2% more likely to be obese


In Denmark, 19.7% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.

Economy

be 29.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Denmark, 13.4% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

spend 40.9% less on taxes


Denmark has a top tax rate of 55.8%. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

be 12.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Denmark, 5.8% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

Life

be 16.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In Denmark, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 12.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Denmark, approximately 4.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

Expenditures

spend 30.3% less on education


Denmark spends 7.6% of its total GDP on education. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 27.6 times more coastline


Denmark has a total of 7,314 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 Denmark? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Canada Revenue Agency, The World Factbook, Danish Central Tax Administration.

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