Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 23.5% more likely to be obese

In Spain, 23.8% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.


make 26.1% more money

Spain has a GDP per capita of $38,300, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 62.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Spain, 17.1% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

be 55.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Spain, 21.1% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

spend 26.7% less on taxes

Spain has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0%.


have 12.0% more children

In Spain, there are approximately 9.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 40.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Spain, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 36.4% more likely to die during infancy

In Spain, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 11.4% more likely to have internet access

In Spain, approximately 80.6% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.


spend 23.3% more on education

Spain spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 15.6% more on healthcare

Spain spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.


see 40.7 times more coastline

Spain has a total of 4,964 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 Spain? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.


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