Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 33.5% more likely to be obese


In Estonia, 21.2% of adults are obese. In Argentina, that number is 28.3% of people.

Economy

make 34.3% less money


Estonia has a GDP per capita of $31,800, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900.

be 37.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Estonia, 5.9% of adults are unemployed. In Argentina, that number is 8.1%.

be 21.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Estonia, 21.1% live below the poverty line. In Argentina, however, that number is 25.7%.

spend 75.0% more on taxes


Estonia has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Argentina, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

have 65.3% more children


In Estonia, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Argentina, there are 16.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Estonia, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Argentina, 52.0 women do.

be 2.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Estonia, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Argentina, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 19.5% less likely to have internet access


In Estonia, approximately 87.2% of the population has internet access. In Argentina, about 70.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 25.0% less on healthcare


Estonia spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Argentina, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 31.5% more coastline


Estonia has a total of 3,794 km of coastline. In Argentina, that number is 4,989 km.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Argentina compared to Estonia? 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, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.

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