Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.9 years less


In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Estonia, that number is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

spend 57.9% less on taxes


Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5%. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

make 36.9% less money


Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,400, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,800.

be 55.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In Estonia, that number is 5.9%.

be 26.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line. In Estonia, however, that number is 21.1%.

Life

have 17.4% more children


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

be 50.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Germany, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Estonia, 9.0 women do.

be 11.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Germany, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

Expenditures

spend 43.4% less on healthcare


Germany spends 11.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Estonia, that number is 6.4% of GDP.

spend 12.2% more on education


Germany spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Estonia spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 58.8% more coastline


Germany has a total of 2,389 km of coastline. In Estonia, that number is 3,794 km.

Estonia: At a glance

Estonia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,388 sq km. After centuries of Danish, Swedish, German, and Russian rule, Estonia attained independence in 1918. Forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US - it regained its freedom in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since the last Russian troops left in 1994, Estonia has been free to promote economic and political ties with the West. It joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004, formally joined the OECD in late 2010, and adopted the euro as its official currency on 1 January 2011.

How big is Estonia compared to Germany? 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, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt).

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