Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of Switzerland, you would:
be 50.8% more likely to be obese
In Switzerland, 19.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.
be 41.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Switzerland, 16.0% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.
pay a 17.5% lower top tax rate
Switzerland has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
make 32.9% less money
Switzerland has a GDP per capita of $68,400 as of 2020, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $45,900 as of 2020.
be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed
In Switzerland, 2.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.
be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Switzerland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.
be 22.3% more likely to die during infancy
In Switzerland, approximately 3.6 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.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Swiss Federal Tax Administration.
Canada: At a glance
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