Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 3.3 years less

In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 4.8 times more likely to be obese

In Singapore, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.


make 48.6% less money

Singapore has a GDP per capita of $93,900, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

spend 50.0% more on taxes

Singapore has a top tax rate of 22.0%. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0%.


be 30.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Singapore, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

have 19.8% more children

In Singapore, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 87.5% more likely to die during infancy

In Singapore, approximately 2.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 10.9% more likely to have internet access

In Singapore, approximately 81.0% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.


spend 82.8% more on education

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

spend 2.1 times more on healthcare

Singapore spends 4.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.


see 1047.0 times more coastline

Singapore has a total of 193 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 Singapore? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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