Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Canada instead of South Korea, you would:

Health

be 6.3 times more likely to be obese


In South Korea, 4.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 22.5% more money


South Korea has a GDP per capita of $39,500 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 34.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In South Korea, 14.4% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

pay a 13.2% lower top tax rate


South Korea has a top tax rate of 38.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

be 70.3% more likely to be unemployed


In South Korea, 3.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

Life

have 24.4% more children


In South Korea, there are approximately 8.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 43.3% more likely to die during infancy


In South Korea, approximately 3.0 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.

Geography

see 83.7 times more coastline


South Korea has a total of 2,413 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 South Korea? 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 Tax Service, South Korea.

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