Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 44.1% more likely to be obese

In Netherlands, 20.4% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.


spend 36.5% less on taxes

Netherlands has a top tax rate of 52.0%. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

be 35.4% more likely to be unemployed

In Netherlands, 4.8% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.


be 25.0% more likely to die during infancy

In Netherlands, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.


see 448.1 times more coastline

Netherlands has a total of 451 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 Netherlands? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst.


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