Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Canada instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

live 7.0 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 19.5% more likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.

Economy

make 5.4 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 71.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

spend 10.0% more on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

be 87.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 73.2% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 36.4% less children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 51.4% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 52.9% more on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 658.2 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 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 El Salvador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Canada Revenue Agency.

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