Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 0.9 years longer


In Finland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 32.4% more likely to be obese


In Finland, 22.2% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.

Economy

be 24.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Finland, 8.6% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

spend 36.0% less on taxes


Finland has a top tax rate of 51.6%. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

be 2.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Finland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 80.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Finland, approximately 2.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

Expenditures

spend 26.4% less on education


Finland spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 161.7 times more coastline


Finland has a total of 1,250 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 Finland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Finnish Tax Administration, The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency.

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