Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.5 years longer


In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 72 years (68 years for men, 76 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 55.6% more likely to be obese


In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 7.2 times more money


Moldova has a GDP per capita of $6,700 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 53.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

pay a 83.3% higher top tax rate


Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 47.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Moldova, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 61.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Moldova, approximately 11.1 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.

Basic Needs

be 19.5% more likely to have internet access


In Moldova, approximately 76.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

be 10.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Moldova, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 85% 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 20.9% less on education


Moldova spends 6.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

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 Moldova? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, State tax Service.

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