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

Health

live 11.4 years longer

In Malawi, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022. In Canada, that number is 84 years (82 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.

be 5.1 times more likely to be obese

In Malawi, 5.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 30.6 times more money

Malawi has a GDP per capita of $1,500 as of 2020, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $45,900 as of 2020.

be 72.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Malawi, 20.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Canada, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.

be 81.7% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Malawi, 51.5% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

pay a 10.0% higher top tax rate

Malawi has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 97.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In Malawi, approximately 349.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 86.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Malawi, approximately 33.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.4 children do as of 2022.

have 63.6% fewer children

In Malawi, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 7.7 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Malawi, approximately 13% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Canada, 100% of the population do as of 2020.

be 6.9 times more likely to have internet access

In Malawi, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Canada, about 97.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 82.8% more on education

Malawi spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

spend 45.9% more on healthcare

Malawi spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 10.8% of GDP as of 2019.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Malawi Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency.

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