Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of Netherlands, you would:
live 1.6 years longer
In Netherlands, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Canada, that number is 84 years (82 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
be 44.1% more likely to be obese
In Netherlands, 20.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.
be 30.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Netherlands, 13.6% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.
pay a 36.5% lower top tax rate
Netherlands has a top tax rate of 52.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
make 15.3% less money
Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $54,200 as of 2020, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $45,900 as of 2020.
be 66.3% more likely to be unemployed
In Netherlands, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.
be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Netherlands, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.
be 28.8% more likely to die during infancy
In Netherlands, approximately 3.4 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.
see 448.1 times more coastline
Netherlands has a total of 451 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 Revenue Agency, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst.
Canada: At a glance
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