Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 68.9% less likely to be obese

In Estonia, 21.2% of adults are obese. In Sudan, that number is 6.6% of people.

live 12.5 years less

In Estonia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women). In Sudan, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).


spend 25.0% less on taxes

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

make 85.5% less money

Estonia has a GDP per capita of $31,800, while in Sudan, the GDP per capita is $4,600.

be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed

In Estonia, 5.9% of adults are unemployed. In Sudan, that number is 19.6%.

be 2.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Estonia, 21.1% live below the poverty line. In Sudan, however, that number is 46.5%.


have 2.8 times more children

In Estonia, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Sudan, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 34.6 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Estonia, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sudan, 311.0 women do.

be 23.9% less likely to be literate

In Estonia, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Sudan, it is 75.9%.

be 12.8 times more likely to die during infancy

In Estonia, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sudan, on the other hand, 48.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 65.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Estonia, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Sudan, 35% of the population do.

be 67.9% less likely to have internet access

In Estonia, approximately 87.2% of the population has internet access. In Sudan, about 28.0% do.

be 44.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Estonia, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Sudan, that number is 56% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas).


spend 60.0% less on education

Estonia spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Sudan spends 2.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 31.2% more on healthcare

Estonia spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sudan, that number is 8.4% of GDP.


see 77.5% less coastline

Estonia has a total of 3,794 km of coastline. In Sudan, that number is 853 km.

Sudan: At a glance

How big is Sudan 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, Sudan Chamber of Taxation.


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