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Election and Democracy
Estonia
Voter turnout in the national election63.7% (As of March 2020)
[22/36countries]
% of those who are proud of their country in the way democracy works45.5% (2013)
[17/26countries]
Politician
Estonia
Number of total seats in the Parliament101 (2017)
[33/36countries]
Number of total seats in the Parliament per 1 million population76.72 (2017)
[3/36countries]
Number of seats in the House of Representatives101 (2017)
[32/36countries]
Number of seats in the House of Representatives per 1 million population76.72 (2017)
[3/36countries]
% of women in national parliaments29.70% (2019)
[20/36countries]
% of MPs 40 years of age or younger23.76% (2019)
[13/34countries]
Women in ministerial positions (% of all ministers)28.6% (2017)
[15/35countries]
Political party and organization
Estonia
Parliament
Estonia
Political awareness
Estonia
Political action
Estonia
Government
Estonia
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in national government 22.4% (2009)
[34/34countries]
Public officials
Estonia
% of central government employees aged 55 years or older23.0% (2015)
[18/31countries]
Administrative services
Estonia
Public finance
Estonia
General government expenditure, % of GDP40.4% (2015)
[23/35countries]
General government revenue, % of GDP40.5% (2015)
[19/35countries]
General government fiscal balance, % of GDP0.1% (2015)
[8/36countries]
General government gross debt, % of GDP13.0% (2015)
[35/35countries]
General government financial net worth (% of GDP)42.0% (2015)
[4/33countries]
General government expenditures for Defence, as % of total budget5.96% (2016)
[4/32countries]
General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of total budget4.81% (2016)
[9/32countries]
General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of total budget10.53% (2016)
[12/32countries]
General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of total budget1.44% (2016)
[17/32countries]
General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of total budget0.87% (2016)
[23/32countries]
General government expenditures for Health, as % of total budget13.07% (2016)
[24/32countries]
General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of total budget5.05% (2016)
[3/32countries]
General government expenditures for Education, as % of total budget14.57% (2016)
[10/32countries]
General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of total budget33.31% (2016)
[22/32countries]
General government expenditures for Defence, as % of GDP2.36% (2016)
[4/32countries]
General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of GDP1.90% (2016)
[8/32countries]
General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of GDP4.16% (2016)
[15/32countries]
General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of GDP0.57% (2016)
[18/32countries]
General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of GDP0.34% (2016)
[25/32countries]
General government expenditures for Health, as % of GDP5.17% (2016)
[23/32countries]
General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of GDP2.00% (2016)
[3/32countries]
General government expenditures for Education, as % of GDP5.76% (2016)
[8/32countries]
General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of GDP13.17% (2016)
[22/32countries]
Tax
Estonia
Value Added Tax/ General Sales Tax - Rates20.0% (2020)
[19/35countries]
Total tax revenue (% of GDP)33.2% (2018)
[21/36countries]
Tax wedge (% of labor public contribution in total labor cost), single person at average earnings, no child37.2% (2019)
[19/36countries]
Tax wedge (% of labor public contribution in total labor cost), one-earner married couple at average earnings, 2 children27.5% (2019)
[19/36countries]
Tax wedge (% of labor public contribution in total labor cost), two-earner married couple, one at average earnings and the other at 67%, 2 children30.9% (2019)
[20/36countries]
Tax wedge (% of labor public contribution in total labor cost), two-earner married couple, both at average earnings, 2 children33.3% (2019)
[18/36countries]
Corporate income tax rate (central + sub-central)20.00% (2019-2020)
[26/36countries]
% of those who think that people with high incomes should pay a larger % of their income in taxes than those with low incomes70.7% (2009)
[18/28countries]
Social security
Estonia
Public social expenditure (% of GDP)15.9% (2013)
[30/34countries]
% of those who are proud of their country in its social security system13.4% (2013)
[26/26countries]
Maternal leave benefits (% of wages)100 (2009)
[1/34countries]
% of those who think that the government should spend less on benefits for the poor6.2% (2009)
[26/28countries]
Law and Justice
Estonia