Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 12.3 years longer


In Comoros, the average life expectancy is 65 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women). In Estonia, that number is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 2.7 times more likely to be obese


In Comoros, 7.8% of adults are obese. In Estonia, that number is 21.2% of people.

Economy

make 19.9 times more money


Comoros has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,800.

be 52.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Comoros, 44.8% live below the poverty line. In Estonia, however, that number is 21.1%.

Life

be 97.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Comoros, approximately 335.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Estonia, 9.0 women do.

be 28.3% more likely to be literate


In Comoros, the literacy rate is 77.8%. In Estonia, it is 99.8%.

be 93.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Comoros, approximately 60.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 61.3% fewer children


In Comoros, there are approximately 26.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Estonia, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 44.9% more likely to have access to electricity


In Comoros, 69% of the population has electricity access. In Estonia, 100% of the population do.

be 11.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Comoros, approximately 7.9% of the population has internet access. In Estonia, about 87.2% do.

be 10.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Comoros, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas). In Estonia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 27.9% more on education


Comoros spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education. Estonia spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 11.2 times more coastline


Comoros has a total of 340 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 Comoros? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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