Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 29.8 years longer


In Swaziland, the average life expectancy is 52 years (53 years for men, 52 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 78.2% more likely to be obese


In Swaziland, 16.5% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.

Economy

make 4.9 times more money


Swaziland has a GDP per capita of $9,900, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 76.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Swaziland, 28.0% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

be 85.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Swaziland, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

Life

be 98.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Swaziland, approximately 389.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 90.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Swaziland, approximately 48.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 57.1% fewer children


In Swaziland, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.7 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Swaziland, 27% of the population has electricity access. In Canada, 100% of the population do.

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Swaziland, approximately 28.6% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.

be 34.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Swaziland, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access (94% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas). In Canada, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 25.4% less on education


Swaziland spends 7.1% of its total GDP on education. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 11.8% more on healthcare


Swaziland spends 9.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.

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 Swaziland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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