Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.8 years longer


In Iraq, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020. In Canada, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 2.9 times more money


Iraq has a GDP per capita of $16,700 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 60.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Iraq, 16.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

be 59.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Iraq, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

pay a 2.2 times higher top tax rate


Iraq has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 87.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Iraq, approximately 79.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 77.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Iraq, approximately 19.5 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.

have 60.3% fewer children


In Iraq, there are approximately 25.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 84.4% more likely to have internet access


In Iraq, approximately 49.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 3484.1 times more coastline


Iraq has a total of 58 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 Iraq? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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