Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Canada instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:

Health

live 14.6 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 38.0% more likely to be obese


In Papua New Guinea, 21.3% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.

Economy

make 13.1 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 74.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

spend 21.4% less on taxes


Papua New Guinea has a top tax rate of 42.0%. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

Life

be 96.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 87.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 56.5% fewer children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, 18% of the population has electricity access. In Canada, 100% of the population do.

be 9.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.

be 2.5 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 40% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas). In Canada, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.4 times more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 39.2 times more coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 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 Papua New Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea.

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