Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Estonia instead of United Kingdom, you would:


be 23.7% less likely to be obese

In United Kingdom, 27.8% of adults are obese. In Estonia, that number is 21.2% of people.

live 3.9 years less

In United Kingdom, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 83 years for women). In Estonia, that number is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women).


spend 55.6% less on taxes

United Kingdom has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

make 27.9% less money

United Kingdom has a GDP per capita of $44,100, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,800.

be 34.1% more likely to be unemployed

In United Kingdom, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Estonia, that number is 5.9%.

be 40.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In United Kingdom, 15.0% live below the poverty line. In Estonia, however, that number is 21.1%.


be 11.6% less likely to die during infancy

In United Kingdom, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 16.5% less children

In United Kingdom, there are approximately 12.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Estonia, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 29.7% less on healthcare

United Kingdom spends 9.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Estonia, that number is 6.4% of GDP.


see 69.5% less coastline

United Kingdom has a total of 12,429 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 United Kingdom? 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, HM Revenue & Customs.


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