Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 5.0 years less

In Liechtenstein, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Estonia, that number is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women).


spend 16.7% less on taxes

Liechtenstein has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

make 77.1% less money

Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,800.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed

In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Estonia, that number is 5.9%.

Basic Needs

be 11.1% less likely to have internet access

In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In Estonia, about 87.2% do.


spend 2.1 times more on education

Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. Estonia spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

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 Liechtenstein? 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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