Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of South Korea, you would:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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