Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 1.9 years longer

In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Estonia, that number is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 34.0% less likely to be obese

In Turkey, 32.1% of adults are obese. In Estonia, that number is 21.2% of people.


make 18.2% more money

Turkey has a GDP per capita of $26,900, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,800.

be 47.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Turkey, 11.2% of adults are unemployed. In Estonia, that number is 5.9%.

spend 42.9% less on taxes

Turkey has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0%.


be 43.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In Turkey, approximately 16.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Estonia, 9.0 women do.

be 78.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Turkey, approximately 17.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 35.7% fewer children

In Turkey, there are approximately 15.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Estonia, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 49.6% more likely to have internet access

In Turkey, approximately 58.3% of the population has internet access. In Estonia, about 87.2% do.


spend 25.0% more on education

Turkey spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education. Estonia spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 18.5% more on healthcare

Turkey spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Estonia, that number is 6.4% of GDP.


see 47.3% less coastline

Turkey has a total of 7,200 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 Turkey? 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, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey.


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