Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of Taiwan, you would:
live 2.6 years longer
In Taiwan, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Canada, that number is 84 years (82 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
make 87.3% more money
Taiwan has a GDP per capita of $24,502 as of 2018, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $45,900 as of 2020.
pay a 26.7% lower top tax rate
Taiwan has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 52.0% more likely to be unemployed
In Taiwan, 3.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.
be 6.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Taiwan, 1.5% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.
have 37.6% more children
In Taiwan, there are approximately 7.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 10.3% more likely to die during infancy
In Taiwan, approximately 4.0 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.
see 129.0 times more coastline
Taiwan has a total of 1,566 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Taxation Administration, Ministry of Finance, R.O.C..
Canada: At a glance
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