Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.1 years longer


In Estonia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women). In Finland, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 39.3% more money


Estonia has a GDP per capita of $31,800, while in Finland, the GDP per capita is $44,300.

be 45.8% more likely to be unemployed


In Estonia, 5.9% of adults are unemployed. In Finland, that number is 8.6%.

spend 2.6 times more on taxes


Estonia has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Finland, the top tax rate is 51.6%.

Life

be 66.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Estonia, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Finland, 3.0 women do.

be 34.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Estonia, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Finland, on the other hand, 2.5 children do.

Expenditures

spend 30.9% more on education


Estonia spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Finland spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 51.6% more on healthcare


Estonia spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Finland, that number is 9.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 67.1% less coastline


Estonia has a total of 3,794 km of coastline. In Finland, that number is 1,250 km.

Finland: At a glance

Finland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 303,815 sq km. Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It gained complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it successfully defended its independence through cooperation with Germany and resisted subsequent invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, Finland transformed from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro single currency at its initiation in January 1999. In the 21st century, the key features of Finland's modern welfare state are high quality education, promotion of equality, and a national social welfare system - currently challenged by an aging population and the fluctuations of an export-driven economy.

How big is Finland 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, Finnish Tax Administration.

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