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

Health

live 2.3 years longer

In Portugal, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Canada, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.

be 41.3% more likely to be obese

In Portugal, 20.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 58.7% more money

Portugal has a GDP per capita of $30,500 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 29.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Portugal, 8.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

be 50.5% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Portugal, 19.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

pay a 41.6% lower top tax rate

Portugal has a top tax rate of 56.5% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 25.9% more children

In Portugal, there are approximately 8.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 25.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Portugal, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 65.4% more likely to die during infancy

In Portugal, approximately 2.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.3 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 21.9% more likely to have internet access

In Portugal, approximately 74.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 112.7 times more coastline

Portugal has a total of 1,793 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, Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira.

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.
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