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.
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 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.
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.
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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