Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of France, you would:
live 1.2 years longer
In France, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In Canada, that number is 84 years (82 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
be 36.1% more likely to be obese
In France, 21.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.
be 30.2% less likely to be unemployed
In France, 8.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.
be 30.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In France, 13.6% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.
pay a 34.3% lower top tax rate
France has a top tax rate of 50.2% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 25.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In France, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.
be 39.0% more likely to die during infancy
In France, approximately 3.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.4 children do as of 2022.
have 12.8% fewer children
In France, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 14.1% more likely to have internet access
In France, approximately 85.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Canada, about 97.0% do as of 2020.
see 41.6 times more coastline
France has a total of 4,853 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Canada Revenue Agency.
Canada: At a glance
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