Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Canada instead of Sierra Leone, you would:

Health

live 23.3 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 3.4 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.

Economy

make 30.2 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 28.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

be 86.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sierra Leone, 70.2% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

spend 10.0% more on taxes


Sierra Leone has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

be 99.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 93.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 71.6% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 20.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Sierra Leone, 5% of the population has electricity access. In Canada, 100% of the population do.

be 7.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.

be 59.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Sierra Leone, approximately 63% of people have improved drinking water access (85% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas). In Canada, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 82.8% more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 502.7 times more coastline


Sierra Leone has a total of 402 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 Sierra Leone? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, National Revenue Authority.

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