Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of Guatemala, you would:
live 10.9 years longer
In Guatemala, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 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 38.7% more likely to be obese
In Guatemala, 21.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.
make 5.5 times more money
Guatemala has a GDP per capita of $8,400 as of 2020, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $45,900 as of 2020.
be 84.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Guatemala, 59.3% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.
be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed
In Guatemala, 2.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.
pay a 4.7 times higher top tax rate
Guatemala has a top tax rate of 7.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 89.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Guatemala, approximately 95.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.
be 83.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Guatemala, approximately 26.2 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 54.5% fewer children
In Guatemala, there are approximately 22.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 94.0% more likely to have internet access
In Guatemala, approximately 50.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Canada, about 97.0% do as of 2020.
spend 60.6% more on education
Guatemala spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.
spend 74.2% more on healthcare
Guatemala spends 6.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 10.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 505.2 times more coastline
Guatemala has a total of 400 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.
Canada: At a glance
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