Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 7.7 years longer

In Estonia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women). In Macau, that number is 85 years (82 years for men, 88 years for women).


make 3.5 times more money

Estonia has a GDP per capita of $31,800, while in Macau, the GDP per capita is $111,600.

be 66.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Estonia, 5.9% of adults are unemployed. In Macau, that number is 2.0%.

spend 40.0% less on taxes

Estonia has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Macau, the top tax rate is 12.0%.


be 18.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Estonia, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Macau, on the other hand, 3.1 children do.

have 14.9% less children

In Estonia, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Macau, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 11.0% less likely to have internet access

In Estonia, approximately 87.2% of the population has internet access. In Macau, about 77.6% do.


spend 45.5% less on education

Estonia spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Macau spends 3.0% of total GDP on education.


see 98.9% less coastline

Estonia has a total of 3,794 km of coastline. In Macau, that number is 41 km.

Macau: At a glance

Macau is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 28 sq km. Colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Macau was the first European settlement in the Far East. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and Portugal on 13 April 1987, Macau became the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 20 December 1999. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's political and economic system would not be imposed on Macau, and that Macau would enjoy a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign affairs and defense for the subsequent 50 years.

How big is Macau 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, Secretariat for Economy and Finance.


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