Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of Iceland, you would:
be 34.2% more likely to be obese
In Iceland, 21.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.
pay a 28.7% lower top tax rate
Iceland has a top tax rate of 46.3% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
make 12.2% less money
Iceland has a GDP per capita of $52,300 as of 2020, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $45,900 as of 2020.
be 56.6% more likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.
be 2.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Iceland, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.
be 2.7 times more likely to die during infancy
In Iceland, approximately 1.6 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 21.5% fewer children
In Iceland, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 30.3% less on education
Iceland spends 7.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.
spend 25.6% more on healthcare
Iceland spends 8.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 10.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 40.7 times more coastline
Iceland has a total of 4,970 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, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Canada: At a glance
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