Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 8.2 years longer


In Jamaica, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Canada, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.

be 19.0% more likely to be obese


In Jamaica, 24.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 5.3 times more money


Jamaica has a GDP per capita of $9,200 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 48.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Jamaica, 12.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

be 45.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Jamaica, 17.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

pay a 32.0% higher top tax rate


Jamaica has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 87.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Jamaica, approximately 80.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 62.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Jamaica, approximately 11.6 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 36.6% fewer children


In Jamaica, there are approximately 16.1 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 65.2% more likely to have internet access


In Jamaica, approximately 55.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 197.7 times more coastline


Jamaica has a total of 1,022 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 Jamaica? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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