Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 15.9 years longer

In Kiribati, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 70 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 36.1% less likely to be obese

In Kiribati, 46.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.


make 24.2 times more money

Kiribati has a GDP per capita of $2,000 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 79.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Kiribati, 30.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2010. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.


be 89.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In Kiribati, approximately 92.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 85.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Kiribati, approximately 29.2 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 50.2% fewer children

In Kiribati, there are approximately 20.5 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 17.8% more likely to have access to electricity

In Kiribati, approximately 85% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Canada, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 6.2 times more likely to have internet access

In Kiribati, approximately 14.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

be 39.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Kiribati, approximately 72% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Canada, 100% of people do as of 2017.


see 176.8 times more coastline

Kiribati has a total of 1,143 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 Kiribati? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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