Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.9 years less


In Estonia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women). In Fiji, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 42.5% more likely to be obese


In Estonia, 21.2% of adults are obese. In Fiji, that number is 30.2% of people.

Economy

make 69.2% less money


Estonia has a GDP per capita of $31,800, while in Fiji, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

be 46.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Estonia, 21.1% live below the poverty line. In Fiji, however, that number is 31.0%.

Life

have 84.2% more children


In Estonia, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Fiji, there are 18.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Estonia, approximately 9.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Fiji, 30.0 women do.

be 2.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Estonia, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Fiji, on the other hand, 9.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 41.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Estonia, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Fiji, 59% of the population do.

be 46.7% less likely to have internet access


In Estonia, approximately 87.2% of the population has internet access. In Fiji, about 46.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 29.1% less on education


Estonia spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Fiji spends 3.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 29.7% less on healthcare


Estonia spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Fiji, that number is 4.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 70.2% less coastline


Estonia has a total of 3,794 km of coastline. In Fiji, that number is 1,129 km.

Fiji: At a glance

Fiji is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,274 sq km. Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987 caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE. Re-elected in May 2006, QARASE was ousted in a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, who initially appointed himself acting president but in January 2007 became interim prime minister. Since taking power BAINIMARAMA has neutralized his opponents, crippled Fiji's democratic institutions, and initially refused to hold elections. In 2012, he promised to hold elections in 2014.

How big is Fiji compared to Estonia? 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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