Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.5 years longer


In Estonia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women). In Netherlands, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 68.6% more money


Estonia has a GDP per capita of $31,800, while in Netherlands, the GDP per capita is $53,600.

be 18.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Estonia, 5.9% of adults are unemployed. In Netherlands, that number is 4.8%.

be 58.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Estonia, 21.1% live below the poverty line. In Netherlands, however, that number is 8.8%.

spend 2.6 times more on taxes


Estonia has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Netherlands, the top tax rate is 52.0%.

Life

be 22.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Estonia, approximately 9.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Netherlands, 7.0 women do.

Expenditures

spend 70.3% more on healthcare


Estonia spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Netherlands, that number is 10.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 88.1% less coastline


Estonia has a total of 3,794 km of coastline. In Netherlands, that number is 451 km.

Netherlands: At a glance

Netherlands is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 33,893 sq km. The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU) and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999. In October 2010, the former Netherlands Antilles was dissolved and the three smallest islands - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba - became special municipalities in the Netherlands administrative structure. The larger islands of Sint Maarten and Curacao joined the Netherlands and Aruba as constituent countries forming the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

How big is Netherlands 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, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst.

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