Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 7.4 years longer

In Bolivia, the average life expectancy is 70 years (67 years for men, 72 years for women). In Estonia, that number is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women).


make 4.2 times more money

Bolivia has a GDP per capita of $7,500, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,800.

be 45.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Bolivia, 38.6% live below the poverty line. In Estonia, however, that number is 21.1%.

be 47.5% more likely to be unemployed

In Bolivia, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Estonia, that number is 5.9%.

spend 53.8% more on taxes

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


be 95.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Bolivia, approximately 206.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Estonia, 9.0 women do.

be 89.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Bolivia, approximately 35.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 54.1% less children

In Bolivia, there are approximately 22.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Estonia, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 11.1% more likely to have access to electricity

In Bolivia, 90% of the population has electricity access. In Estonia, 100% of the population do.

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access

In Bolivia, approximately 39.7% of the population has internet access. In Estonia, about 87.2% do.

be 10.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Bolivia, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In Estonia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).


spend 24.7% less on education

Bolivia spends 7.3% of its total GDP on education. Estonia spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

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 Bolivia? 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, Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia.


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