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

Health

live 20.2 years longer

In Malawi, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 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 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 40.3 times more money

Malawi has a GDP per capita of $1,200 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 69.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Malawi, 20.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

be 81.5% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Malawi, 50.7% live below the poverty line as of 2010. 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 89.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Malawi, approximately 39.5 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 74.6% fewer children

In Malawi, there are approximately 40.1 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 9.1 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Malawi, approximately 11% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Canada, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 6.6 times more likely to have internet access

In Malawi, approximately 13.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

be 12.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Malawi, approximately 89% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 32.5% more on education

Malawi spends 4.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.


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

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