Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of Mexico, you would:
live 11.5 years longer
In Mexico, 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.
make 2.6 times more money
Mexico has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2020, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $45,900 as of 2020.
be 77.6% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Mexico, 41.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.
be 62.5% more likely to be unemployed
In Mexico, 3.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.
be 69.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Mexico, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.
be 63.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Mexico, approximately 11.9 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 24.9% fewer children
In Mexico, there are approximately 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 34.7% more likely to have internet access
In Mexico, approximately 72.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Canada, about 97.0% do as of 2020.
spend 23.3% more on education
Mexico spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.
spend 100.0% more on healthcare
Mexico spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 10.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 21.7 times more coastline
Mexico has a total of 9,330 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Canada: At a glance
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