Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.6 years less


In Japan, the average life expectancy is 86 years (83 years for men, 90 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 6.8 times more likely to be obese


In Japan, 4.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 12.8% more money


Japan has a GDP per capita of $42,900 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 41.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Japan, 16.1% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

pay a 41.0% lower top tax rate


Japan has a top tax rate of 56.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Japan, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

Life

have 39.7% more children


In Japan, there are approximately 7.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Japan, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Japan, approximately 1.9 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.

Expenditures

spend 51.4% more on education


Japan spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

Geography

see 6.8 times more coastline


Japan has a total of 29,751 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 Japan? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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