Comparison junkie

For those of you that like comparing Canada to other countries, fill your boots.

There are literally hundreds of comparative statistics for the world’s countries.

A sampling:

Canada’s military expenditures as a % of GDP: 1.1% – 57% in the world – just behind Burkina Faso, Latvia and Venezuela.

Population growth rate: 113th in the world

Population density: 218th out of 230 countries – 2.64 people per 200 sq. km. Monaco leads this list with almost 17,000 people per 200 sq. km.

Percentage of people below the poverty line: 15.9% (60th out of 75 with 75th being the lowest)