Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Estonia instead of Czech Republic, you would:


be 18.5% less likely to be obese

In Czech Republic, 26.0% of adults are obese. In Estonia, that number is 21.2% of people.

live 1.9 years less

In Czech Republic, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Estonia, that number is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women).


make 10.4% less money

Czech Republic has a GDP per capita of $35,500, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,800.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed

In Czech Republic, 2.8% of adults are unemployed. In Estonia, that number is 5.9%.

be 2.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Czech Republic, 9.7% live below the poverty line. In Estonia, however, that number is 21.1%.


be 2.2 times more likely to die during childbirth

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

be 46.2% more likely to die during infancy

In Czech Republic, approximately 2.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 14.0% more likely to have internet access

In Czech Republic, approximately 76.5% of the population has internet access. In Estonia, about 87.2% do.


spend 13.5% less on healthcare

Czech Republic spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Estonia, that number is 6.4% of GDP.

spend 37.5% more on education

Czech Republic spends 4.0% 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 Czech Republic? 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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