Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 8.1 years longer

In India, the average life expectancy is 69 years (68 years for men, 70 years for women). In Estonia, that number is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 5.4 times more likely to be obese

In India, 3.9% of adults are obese. In Estonia, that number is 21.2% of people.


make 4.4 times more money

India has a GDP per capita of $7,200, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,800.

be 33.0% less likely to be unemployed

In India, 8.8% of adults are unemployed. In Estonia, that number is 5.9%.

spend 43.7% less on taxes

India has a top tax rate of 35.5%. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0%.


be 94.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In India, approximately 174.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Estonia, 9.0 women do.

be 40.2% more likely to be literate

In India, the literacy rate is 71.2%. In Estonia, it is 99.8%.

be 90.3% less likely to die during infancy

In India, approximately 39.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 46.8% fewer children

In India, there are approximately 19.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Estonia, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 26.6% more likely to have access to electricity

In India, 79% of the population has electricity access. In Estonia, 100% of the population do.

be 3.0 times more likely to have internet access

In India, approximately 29.5% of the population has internet access. In Estonia, about 87.2% do.


spend 44.7% more on education

India spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Estonia spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 36.2% more on healthcare

India spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Estonia, that number is 6.4% of GDP.


see 45.8% less coastline

India has a total of 7,000 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 India? 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, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.


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