Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of United Kingdom, you would:
live 1.9 years longer
In United Kingdom, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 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 10.3% more money
United Kingdom has a GDP per capita of $41,600 as of 2020, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $45,900 as of 2020.
be 49.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In United Kingdom, 18.6% live below the poverty line as of 2017. 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 78.9% more likely to be unemployed
In United Kingdom, 3.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.
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.
be 14.7% more likely to die during infancy
In United Kingdom, approximately 3.8 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 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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