Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 3.9 years longer

In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Estonia, that number is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 13.5% less likely to be obese

In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Estonia, that number is 21.2% of people.


make 68.3% more money

Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,800.

be 5.9 times more likely to be unemployed

In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Estonia, that number is 5.9%.

be 3.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Estonia, however, that number is 21.1%.

spend 53.8% more on taxes

Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0%.


be 2.2 times more likely to die during childbirth

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

Basic Needs

be 22.6% more likely to have internet access

In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Estonia, about 87.2% do.


spend 10.0% more on education

Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Estonia spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 12.3% more on healthcare

Belarus spends 5.7% 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 Belarus? 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, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.


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