Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.3 years longer


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Estonia, that number is 77 years (73 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.4 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Estonia, that number is 21.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 74.2% more money


China has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2018, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,700 as of 2017.

pay a 55.6% lower top tax rate


China has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.

be 48.7% more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Estonia, that number is 5.8% as of 2017.

be 6.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Estonia, however, that number is 21.1% as of 2016.

Life

be 69.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Estonia, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

be 67.5% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 11.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.7 children do as of 2020.

have 19.8% fewer children


In China, there are approximately 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Estonia, there are 9.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 64.6% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 54.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Estonia, about 89.4% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 73.8% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Estonia, that number is 3,794 km.

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 China? 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, State Administration of Taxation.

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