Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.8 years longer


In Vanuatu, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 76 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 16.7% more likely to be obese


In Vanuatu, 25.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 17.9 times more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 3.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 1999. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

Life

be 86.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Vanuatu, approximately 72.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 66.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 12.7 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 54.5% fewer children


In Vanuatu, there are approximately 22.4 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 73.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Vanuatu, approximately 58% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Canada, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Vanuatu, approximately 25.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 12.8% more on education


Vanuatu spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

Geography

see 79.9 times more coastline


Vanuatu has a total of 2,528 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 Vanuatu? 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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