Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.3 years less


In Estonia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women). In Guatemala, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

be 61.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Estonia, 5.9% of adults are unemployed. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3%.

spend 65.0% less on taxes


Estonia has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0%.

make 74.5% less money


Estonia has a GDP per capita of $31,800, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,100.

be 2.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Estonia, 21.1% live below the poverty line. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3%.

Life

be 18.3% less likely to be literate


In Estonia, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Guatemala, it is 81.5%.

have 2.4 times more children


In Estonia, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Guatemala, there are 24.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 9.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Estonia, approximately 9.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Guatemala, 88.0 women do.

be 5.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Estonia, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 22.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Estonia, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Guatemala, 78% of the population do.

be 60.4% less likely to have internet access


In Estonia, approximately 87.2% of the population has internet access. In Guatemala, about 34.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 49.1% less on education


Estonia spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Guatemala spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 89.5% less coastline


Estonia has a total of 3,794 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

How big is Guatemala 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, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.

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