Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.3 years less


In Netherlands, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Estonia, that number is 77 years (73 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

pay a 61.5% lower top tax rate


Netherlands has a top tax rate of 52.0% as of 2016. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.

make 41.2% less money


Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $53,900 as of 2017, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,700 as of 2017.

be 18.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Netherlands, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Estonia, that number is 5.8% as of 2017.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Netherlands, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Estonia, however, that number is 21.1% as of 2016.

Life

be 80.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Netherlands, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Estonia, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

have 15.5% fewer children


In Netherlands, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Estonia, there are 9.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 8.4 times more coastline


Netherlands has a total of 451 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 Netherlands? 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 and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Estonia. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this