Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Estonia instead of Austria, you would:

Health

live 4.7 years less


In Austria, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Estonia, that number is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

spend 63.6% less on taxes


Austria has a top tax rate of 55.0%. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

make 36.3% less money


Austria has a GDP per capita of $49,900, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,800.

be 7.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Austria, 3.0% live below the poverty line. In Estonia, however, that number is 21.1%.

Life

be 2.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Austria, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Estonia, 9.0 women do.

be 11.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Austria, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

Expenditures

spend 42.9% less on healthcare


Austria spends 11.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Estonia, that number is 6.4% of GDP.

Estonia: At a glance

Estonia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,388 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.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Estonian Tax and Customs Board, The World Factbook, Federal Ministry of Finance.

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