Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.6 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 79 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 19.5% more likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 6.0 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,000 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 10.0% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

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


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

pay a 10.0% higher top tax rate


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 78.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 46.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 63.6% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 11.8 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 45.2% fewer children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 18.6 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 2.7 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 33.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 39.5% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

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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