Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 9.7 years longer


In Fiji, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Canada, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 4.9 times more money


Fiji has a GDP per capita of $9,800 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 69.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Fiji, 31.0% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

be 40.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Fiji, 4.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

pay a 65.0% higher top tax rate


Fiji has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 70.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Fiji, approximately 34.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 51.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Fiji, approximately 8.8 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 41.4% fewer children


In Fiji, there are approximately 17.4 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 82.1% more likely to have internet access


In Fiji, approximately 50.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 35.9% more on education


Fiji spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

Geography

see 179.0 times more coastline


Fiji has a total of 1,129 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 Fiji? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority.

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