Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of Serbia, you would:
live 9.6 years longer
In Serbia, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 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 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.
make 2.5 times more money
Serbia has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2020, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $45,900 as of 2020.
be 59.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Serbia, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.
be 59.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Serbia, 23.2% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.
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.
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.
have 14.0% more children
In Serbia, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 24.4% more likely to have internet access
In Serbia, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Canada, about 97.0% do as of 2020.
spend 47.2% more on education
Serbia spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.
spend 24.1% more on healthcare
Serbia spends 8.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 10.8% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Serbia.
Canada: At a glance
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