Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.5 years longer


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 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 88.5% more likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 66.3% more money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 85.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

pay a 17.9% higher top tax rate


Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 65.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 62.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 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 44.3% fewer children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 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 12.1% more likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 12.8% more on education


Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

Geography

see 43.2 times more coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 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 Malaysia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, Canada Revenue Agency.

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