Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Canada instead of United Kingdom, you would:

Health

live 1.1 years longer


In United Kingdom, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 83 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

be 37.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In United Kingdom, 15.0% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

spend 26.7% less on taxes


United Kingdom has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

be 47.7% more likely to be unemployed


In United Kingdom, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

Life

be 22.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In United Kingdom, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

have 14.9% fewer children


In United Kingdom, there are approximately 12.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 14.3% more on healthcare


United Kingdom spends 9.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.

Geography

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.

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 United Kingdom? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, HM Revenue & Customs.

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