Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.8 years longer


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In Estonia, that number is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

make 20.9% more money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,800.

be 18.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed. In Estonia, that number is 5.9%.

be 8.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line. In Estonia, however, that number is 21.1%.

spend 100.0% more on taxes


Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

Life

be 25.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Estonia, 9.0 women do.

be 80.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Kazakhstan, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 44.2% less children


In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Estonia, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.5% more likely to have internet access


In Kazakhstan, approximately 76.8% of the population has internet access. In Estonia, about 87.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 83.3% more on education


Kazakhstan spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education. Estonia spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 45.5% more on healthcare


Kazakhstan spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Estonia, that number is 6.4% of GDP.

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 Kazakhstan? 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 Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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