Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.2 years less


In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 34.2% more likely to be obese


In Iceland, 21.9% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.

Economy

spend 28.7% less on taxes


Iceland has a top tax rate of 46.3%. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Iceland, 2.8% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

Life

be 2.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


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

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Iceland, approximately 2.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 24.8% fewer children


In Iceland, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 32.1% less on education


Iceland spends 7.8% of its total GDP on education. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 16.9% more on healthcare


Iceland spends 8.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 40.7 times more coastline


Iceland has a total of 4,970 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 Iceland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Directorate of Internal Revenue.

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