Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

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.

Economy

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 22.1% less money


Switzerland has a GDP per capita of $62,100 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 96.9% more likely to be unemployed


In Switzerland, 3.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

be 42.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Switzerland, 6.6% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

Life

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 22.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Switzerland, approximately 3.5 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.

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 Switzerland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Swiss Federal Tax Administration.

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