Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.9 years longer


In Lithuania, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women). In Estonia, that number is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 19.4% less likely to be obese


In Lithuania, 26.3% of adults are obese. In Estonia, that number is 21.2% of people.

Economy

be 15.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Lithuania, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Estonia, that number is 5.9%.

spend 33.3% more on taxes


Lithuania has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

Basic Needs

be 17.2% more likely to have internet access


In Lithuania, approximately 74.4% of the population has internet access. In Estonia, about 87.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 22.2% more on education


Lithuania spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. Estonia spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 42.2 times more coastline


Lithuania has a total of 90 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 Lithuania? 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, State Tax Inspectorate.

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