Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of Germany, you would:
live 2.3 years longer
In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 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 31.8% more likely to be obese
In Germany, 22.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.
be 43.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.
pay a 30.5% lower top tax rate
Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 65.8% more likely to be unemployed
In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.
have 18.6% more children
In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 42.9% more likely to die during childbirth
In Germany, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.
be 30.3% more likely to die during infancy
In Germany, approximately 3.3 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.
spend 10.4% more on education
Germany spends 4.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.
see 84.6 times more coastline
Germany has a total of 2,389 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Canada Revenue Agency.
Canada: At a glance
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