Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 7.5 years longer

In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women). In Estonia, that number is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 3.3 times more likely to be obese

In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese. In Estonia, that number is 21.2% of people.


make 3.8 times more money

Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,800.

spend 37.5% less on taxes

Philippines has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0%.


be 92.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In Philippines, approximately 114.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Estonia, 9.0 women do.

be 82.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Philippines, approximately 21.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 57.4% fewer children

In Philippines, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Estonia, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.6% more likely to have access to electricity

In Philippines, 88% of the population has electricity access. In Estonia, 100% of the population do.

be 57.1% more likely to have internet access

In Philippines, approximately 55.5% of the population has internet access. In Estonia, about 87.2% do.


spend 2.0 times more on education

Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education. Estonia spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 36.2% more on healthcare

Philippines spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Estonia, that number is 6.4% of GDP.


see 89.5% less coastline

Philippines has a total of 36,289 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 Philippines? 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, Bureau of Internal Revenue.


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