Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.6 years less


In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 86 years (83 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2020. In Estonia, that number is 77 years (73 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.5 times more likely to be obese


In Singapore, 6.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Estonia, that number is 21.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 66.3% less money


Singapore has a GDP per capita of $94,100 as of 2017, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,700 as of 2017.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Estonia, that number is 5.8% as of 2017.

Life

be 60.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Singapore, approximately 2.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.7 children do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 79.3% more on education


Singapore spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Estonia spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 19.7 times more coastline


Singapore has a total of 193 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 Singapore? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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