Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.9 years less


In Estonia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women). In Lithuania, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 24.1% more likely to be obese


In Estonia, 21.2% of adults are obese. In Lithuania, that number is 26.3% of people.

Economy

spend 25.0% less on taxes


Estonia has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Lithuania, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 18.6% more likely to be unemployed


In Estonia, 5.9% of adults are unemployed. In Lithuania, that number is 7.0%.

Basic Needs

be 14.7% less likely to have internet access


In Estonia, approximately 87.2% of the population has internet access. In Lithuania, about 74.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 18.2% less on education


Estonia spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Lithuania spends 4.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 97.6% less coastline


Estonia has a total of 3,794 km of coastline. In Lithuania, that number is 90 km.

Lithuania: At a glance

Lithuania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,680 sq km. Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. In January 2014, Lithuania assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

How big is Lithuania 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, State Tax Inspectorate.

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