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

Health

live 0.8 years longer

In South Korea, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 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 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

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 50.8% more likely to be unemployed

In South Korea, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.

Life

have 47.0% more children

In South Korea, there are approximately 6.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 52.6% more likely to die during infancy

In South Korea, approximately 2.9 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.4 children do as of 2022.

Expenditures

spend 17.8% more on education

South Korea spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

spend 31.7% more on healthcare

South Korea spends 8.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 10.8% of GDP as of 2019.

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.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, National Tax Service, South Korea.

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