Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 6.0 years longer

In Lithuania, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women). In Finland, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 15.6% less likely to be obese

In Lithuania, 26.3% of adults are obese. In Finland, that number is 22.2% of people.


make 37.2% more money

Lithuania has a GDP per capita of $32,300, while in Finland, the GDP per capita is $44,300.

be 22.9% more likely to be unemployed

In Lithuania, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Finland, that number is 8.6%.

spend 3.4 times more on taxes

Lithuania has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Finland, the top tax rate is 51.6%.


be 70.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Lithuania, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Finland, 3.0 women do.

be 34.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Lithuania, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Finland, on the other hand, 2.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 17.9% more likely to have internet access

In Lithuania, approximately 74.4% of the population has internet access. In Finland, about 87.7% do.


spend 60.0% more on education

Lithuania spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. Finland spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 47.0% more on healthcare

Lithuania spends 6.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Finland, that number is 9.7% of GDP.


see 13.9 times more coastline

Lithuania has a total of 90 km of coastline. In Finland, that number is 1,250 km.

Finland: At a glance

Finland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 303,815 sq km. Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It gained complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it successfully defended its independence through cooperation with Germany and resisted subsequent invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, Finland transformed from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro single currency at its initiation in January 1999. In the 21st century, the key features of Finland's modern welfare state are high quality education, promotion of equality, and a national social welfare system - currently challenged by an aging population and the fluctuations of an export-driven economy.

How big is Finland compared to Lithuania? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Finnish Tax Administration, The World Factbook, State Tax Inspectorate.


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