Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 5.0 years longer

In Estonia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 38.7% more likely to be obese

In Estonia, 21.2% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.


make 51.9% more money

Estonia has a GDP per capita of $31,800, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 55.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Estonia, 21.1% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

be 10.2% more likely to be unemployed

In Estonia, 5.9% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

spend 65.0% more on taxes

Estonia has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0%.


be 22.2% less likely to die during childbirth

In Estonia, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 18.4% more likely to die during infancy

In Estonia, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.


spend 62.5% more on healthcare

Estonia spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.


see 53.3 times more coastline

Estonia has a total of 3,794 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 Estonia? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Estonian Tax and Customs Board, The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency.


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