Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.1 years longer


In Serbia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 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 36.7% more likely to be obese


In Serbia, 21.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.2 times more money


Serbia has a GDP per capita of $15,100 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 55.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Serbia, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

pay a 2.2 times higher top tax rate


Serbia has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2017. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 16.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Serbia, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 23.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Serbia, approximately 5.6 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.

have 15.9% more children


In Serbia, there are approximately 8.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 24.0% more likely to have internet access


In Serbia, approximately 73.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 32.5% more on education


Serbia spends 4.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

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 Serbia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Serbia.

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