Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 17.2 years longer


In Eritrea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 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 5.9 times more likely to be obese


In Eritrea, 5.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 30.2 times more money


Eritrea has a GDP per capita of $1,600 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 81.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Eritrea, 50.0% live below the poverty line as of 2004. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

Life

be 97.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Eritrea, approximately 480.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 90.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Eritrea, approximately 43.3 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 63.4% fewer children


In Eritrea, there are approximately 27.9 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 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Eritrea, approximately 47% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Canada, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 69.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Eritrea, approximately 1.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

be 73.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Eritrea, approximately 58% of people have improved drinking water access (73% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2015. In Canada, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 90.5 times more coastline


Eritrea has a total of 2,234 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 Eritrea? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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