Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.0 years longer


In Estonia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women). In Liechtenstein, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 4.4 times more money


Estonia has a GDP per capita of $31,800, while in Liechtenstein, the GDP per capita is $139,100.

be 59.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Estonia, 5.9% of adults are unemployed. In Liechtenstein, that number is 2.4%.

spend 20.0% more on taxes


Estonia has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Liechtenstein, the top tax rate is 24.0%.

Life

be 10.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Estonia, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Liechtenstein, on the other hand, 4.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 12.5% more likely to have internet access


In Estonia, approximately 87.2% of the population has internet access. In Liechtenstein, about 98.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 52.7% less on education


Estonia spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of total GDP on education.

Liechtenstein: At a glance

Liechtenstein is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 160 sq km. The Principality of Liechtenstein was established within the Holy Roman Empire in 1719. Occupied by both French and Russian troops during the Napoleonic Wars, it became a sovereign state in 1806 and joined the Germanic Confederation in 1815. Liechtenstein became fully independent in 1866 when the Confederation dissolved. Until the end of World War I, it was closely tied to Austria, but the economic devastation caused by that conflict forced Liechtenstein to enter into a customs and monetary union with Switzerland. Since World War II (in which Liechtenstein remained neutral), the country's low taxes have spurred outstanding economic growth. In 2000, shortcomings in banking regulatory oversight resulted in concerns about the use of financial institutions for money laundering. However, Liechtenstein implemented anti-money laundering legislation and a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the US that went into effect in 2003.

How big is Liechtenstein 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, Ministry of Finance.

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