Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Estonia, you would:
live 2.7 years longer
In Estonia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (73 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022. In United States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
be 70.8% more likely to be obese
In Estonia, 21.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 69.1% more money
Estonia has a GDP per capita of $35,600 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 21.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Estonia, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 30.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Estonia, 21.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 98.0% higher top tax rate
Estonia has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
have 40.3% more children
In Estonia, there are approximately 8.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Estonia, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 51.2% more likely to die during infancy
In Estonia, approximately 3.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In United States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
spend 2.5 times more on healthcare
Estonia spends 6.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 5.3 times more coastline
Estonia has a total of 3,794 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Estonian Tax and Customs Board, The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service.
United States: At a glance
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