Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.7 years longer


In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Canada, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 79.3% more money


Turkey has a GDP per capita of $27,000 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 42.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Turkey, 10.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

be 57.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Turkey, 21.9% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

Life

be 41.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Turkey, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 72.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Turkey, approximately 15.8 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.

have 31.1% fewer children


In Turkey, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 28.1% more likely to have internet access


In Turkey, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 23.3% more on education


Turkey spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

Geography

see 28.1 times more coastline


Turkey has a total of 7,200 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.

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 Turkey? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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