Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 3.1 years longer

In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 29.5% more likely to be obese

In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.


make 90.2% more money

Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 59.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Panama, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

be 18.2% more likely to be unemployed

In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

spend 32.0% more on taxes

Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0%.


be 92.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Panama, approximately 94.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 54.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 42.5% fewer children

In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 66.3% more likely to have internet access

In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.


spend 65.6% more on education

Panama spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 30.0% more on healthcare

Panama spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.


see 81.2 times more coastline

Panama has a total of 2,490 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 Panama? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Canada Revenue Agency, The World Factbook, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama.


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