Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of Spain, you would:
live 1.2 years longer
In Spain, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 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 23.5% more likely to be obese
In Spain, 23.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.
make 26.8% more money
Spain has a GDP per capita of $36,200 as of 2020, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $45,900 as of 2020.
be 59.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Spain, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.
be 54.6% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Spain, 20.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.
pay a 26.7% lower top tax rate
Spain has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
have 42.6% more children
In Spain, there are approximately 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Spain, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.
be 77.3% more likely to die during infancy
In Spain, approximately 2.5 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 26.2% more on education
Spain spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.
spend 18.7% more on healthcare
Spain spends 9.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 10.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 40.7 times more coastline
Spain has a total of 4,964 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, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.
Canada: At a glance
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