Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 13.8 years longer


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.

Economy

make 15.1 times more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 70.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

spend 2.5 times more on taxes


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

be 78.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 85.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 55.8% less children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.

be 35.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tajikistan, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Canada, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 50.7% more on healthcare


Tajikistan spends 6.9% 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 Tajikistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency.

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