Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of South Korea, you would:
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, National Tax Service, South Korea.
Canada: At a glance
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