Comparing United States to Estonia

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MAKE 57.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Estonia  ESTONIA ($22,400.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Estonia, that number is $22,400.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Estonia GDP

LIVE 5.5 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Estonia  ESTONIA (74.07 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Estonia, the average life expectancy is 74.07.
Category: United States vs. Estonia life expectancy

CONSUME 48.2% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Estonia  ESTONIA (6,318 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Estonia, it is 6,318 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Estonia electricity consumption

BE 2 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Estonia  ESTONIA (1.2% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Estonia, that number is 1.2%.
Category: United States vs. Estonia AIDS percentage

BE 8.6% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Estonia  ESTONIA (6.70 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Estonia, on the other hand, there are a total of 6.70 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Estonia infant mortality

BE 49.3% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Estonia  ESTONIA (10.9% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Estonia 10.9% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Estonia unemployment rate

HAVE 23.3% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Estonia  ESTONIA (10.29 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Estonia, however, there are a total of 10.29 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Estonia birth rate

BE 15.9% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Estonia  ESTONIA (17.5% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Estonia, 17.5% are.
Category: United States vs. Estonia poverty

SEE A 81% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Estonia  ESTONIA (3,794km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Estonia has a total of 3,794 km.
Category: United States vs. Estonia coastline

At a Glance: Estonia

  • Land Area: ~45 thousand sq km (United States is ~217 times bigger than Estonia)
  • Population: ~1 million people (318 million more people live in United States)

How big is Estonia compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Estonia (45,228 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Estonia

Estonia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 45,228 sq km. After centuries of Danish, Swedish, German, and Russian rule, Estonia attained independence in 1918. Forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US - it regained its freedom in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since the last Russian troops left in 1994, Estonia has been free to promote economic and political ties with the West. It joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004, formally joined the OECD in late 2010, and adopted the euro as its official currency on 1 January 2011.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).