Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Russia instead of Belarus, you would:
be 2.4 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Belarus, 0.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Russia, that number is 1.2% of people as of 2017.
live 1.8 years less
In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 74 years (69 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2022. In Russia, that number is 72 years (67 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022.
make 38.7% more money
Belarus has a GDP per capita of $19,100 as of 2020, while in Russia, the GDP per capita is $26,500 as of 2020.
be 5.7 times more likely to be unemployed
In Belarus, 0.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Russia, that number is 4.6% as of 2019.
be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Belarus, 5.0% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Russia, however, that number is 12.6% as of 2018.
be 8.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Belarus, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Russia, 17.0 women do as of 2017.
be 96.3% more likely to die during infancy
In Belarus, approximately 3.3 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Russia, on the other hand, 6.4 children do as of 2022.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Russia: At a glance
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