Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 10.9 years longer

In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 55.6% more likely to be obese

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


make 8.5 times more money

Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 58.5% more likely to be unemployed

In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

spend 83.3% more on taxes

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


be 69.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Moldova, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 62.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 10.4% fewer children

In Moldova, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 26.5% more likely to have internet access

In Moldova, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.

be 12.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Moldova, approximately 88% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Canada, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).


spend 20.9% less on education

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

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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