Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of United Kingdom, you would:
live 2.3 years longer
In United Kingdom, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Canada, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.
be 37.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In United Kingdom, 15.0% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.
pay a 26.7% lower top tax rate
United Kingdom has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 43.2% more likely to be unemployed
In United Kingdom, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.
be 42.9% more likely to die during childbirth
In United Kingdom, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.
have 14.3% fewer children
In United Kingdom, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
see 16.3 times more coastline
United Kingdom has a total of 12,429 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, HM Revenue & Customs.
Canada: At a glance
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