Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 0.9 years less


In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women). In Estonia, that number is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

spend 37.5% less on taxes


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

be 22.9% more likely to be unemployed


In Poland, 4.8% of adults are unemployed. In Estonia, that number is 5.9%.

be 19.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line. In Estonia, however, that number is 21.1%.

Life

be 13.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Poland, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Poland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Estonia, 9.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 19.0% more likely to have internet access


In Poland, approximately 73.3% of the population has internet access. In Estonia, about 87.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 12.2% more on education


Poland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Estonia spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 8.6 times more coastline


Poland has a total of 440 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 Poland? 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, Poland.

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