Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Canada instead of Sri Lanka, you would:

Health

live 5.9 years longer


In Sri Lanka, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Canada, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.

be 5.7 times more likely to be obese


In Sri Lanka, 5.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.8 times more money


Sri Lanka has a GDP per capita of $12,900 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 43.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Sri Lanka, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

be 40.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sri Lanka, 6.7% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

pay a 2.2 times higher top tax rate


Sri Lanka has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 72.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sri Lanka, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 44.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Sri Lanka, approximately 7.8 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.

have 28.2% fewer children


In Sri Lanka, there are approximately 14.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Sri Lanka, approximately 34.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 89.3% more on education


Sri Lanka spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

Geography

see 150.8 times more coastline


Sri Lanka has a total of 1,340 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 Sri Lanka? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Sri Lanka Inland Revenue Department.

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