Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 10.8 years longer


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 40.0% more likely to be obese


In Kazakhstan, 21.0% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.

Economy

make 83.7% more money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 30.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

be 3.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

spend 3.3 times more on taxes


Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

be 41.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 77.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Kazakhstan, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 43.1% less children


In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 16.9% more likely to have internet access


In Kazakhstan, approximately 76.8% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 76.7% more on education


Kazakhstan spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.4 times more on healthcare


Kazakhstan spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.

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 Kazakhstan? 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 Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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