Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 47.7% more likely to be obese

In Italy, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.


make 26.8% more money

Italy has a GDP per capita of $38,100, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 41.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Italy, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

be 68.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Italy, 29.9% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

spend 32.4% less on taxes

Italy has a top tax rate of 48.8%. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0%.


have 19.8% more children

In Italy, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 75.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Italy, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 36.4% more likely to die during infancy

In Italy, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 46.5% more likely to have internet access

In Italy, approximately 61.3% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.


spend 29.3% more on education

Italy spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 13.0% more on healthcare

Italy spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.


see 26.6 times more coastline

Italy has a total of 7,600 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 Italy? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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