Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 97.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Lesotho, 23.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Estonia, that number is 0.7% of people.

live 23.9 years longer


In Lesotho, the average life expectancy is 53 years (53 years for men, 53 years for women). In Estonia, that number is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 27.7% more likely to be obese


In Lesotho, 16.6% of adults are obese. In Estonia, that number is 21.2% of people.

Economy

make 8.8 times more money


Lesotho has a GDP per capita of $3,600, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,800.

be 79.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Lesotho, 28.1% of adults are unemployed. In Estonia, that number is 5.9%.

be 63.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Lesotho, 57.0% live below the poverty line. In Estonia, however, that number is 21.1%.

spend 33.3% less on taxes


Lesotho has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

Life

be 98.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Lesotho, approximately 487.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Estonia, 9.0 women do.

be 25.7% more likely to be literate


In Lesotho, the literacy rate is 79.4%. In Estonia, it is 99.8%.

be 91.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Lesotho, approximately 46.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 58.9% less children


In Lesotho, there are approximately 24.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Estonia, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.9 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Lesotho, 17% of the population has electricity access. In Estonia, 100% of the population do.

be 3.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Lesotho, approximately 27.4% of the population has internet access. In Estonia, about 87.2% do.

be 21.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Lesotho, approximately 82% of people have improved drinking water access (95% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas). In Estonia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 51.8% less on education


Lesotho spends 11.4% of its total GDP on education. Estonia spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 39.6% less on healthcare


Lesotho spends 10.6% 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 Lesotho? 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.

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