Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of Dominican Republic, you would:
live 11.4 years longer
In Dominican Republic, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020. In Canada, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.
make 2.8 times more money
Dominican Republic has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.
be 69.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Dominican Republic, 30.5% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.
be 23.5% more likely to be unemployed
In Dominican Republic, 5.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.
pay a 32.0% higher top tax rate
Dominican Republic has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 89.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Dominican Republic, approximately 95.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.
be 79.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Dominican Republic, approximately 20.9 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 44.9% fewer children
In Dominican Republic, there are approximately 18.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 21.6% more likely to have internet access
In Dominican Republic, approximately 74.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.
see 156.9 times more coastline
Dominican Republic has a total of 1,288 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Direccion General de Impuestos Internos.
Canada: At a glance
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