Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 46.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Estonia, that number is 0.7% of people.

live 26.3 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Estonia, that number is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 3.5 times more likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Estonia, that number is 21.2% of people.

Economy

make 13.8 times more money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,800.

be 54.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line. In Estonia, however, that number is 21.1%.

spend 66.7% less on taxes


Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0%. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

Life

be 98.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Estonia, 9.0 women do.

be 4.5 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Estonia, it is 99.8%.

be 95.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 71.6% less children


In Chad, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Estonia, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 25.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Chad, 4% of the population has electricity access. In Estonia, 100% of the population do.

be 17.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Estonia, about 87.2% do.

be 96.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Chad, approximately 51% of people have improved drinking water access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Estonia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 89.7% more on education


Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Estonia spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 77.8% more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% 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 Chad? 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, General Inspectorate of Finance.

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