Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Russia instead of China, you would:
live 3.7 years less
In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Russia, that number is 72 years (67 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022.
be 3.7 times more likely to be obese
In China, 6.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Russia, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.
make 61.6% more money
China has a GDP per capita of $16,400 as of 2020, while in Russia, the GDP per capita is $26,500 as of 2020.
pay a 71.1% lower top tax rate
China has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Russia, the top tax rate is 13.0% as of 2016.
be 26.4% more likely to be unemployed
In China, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Russia, that number is 4.6% as of 2019.
be 21.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In China, 0.6% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Russia, however, that number is 12.6% as of 2018.
be 41.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In China, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Russia, 17.0 women do as of 2017.
be 21.4% more likely to have internet access
In China, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Russia, about 85.0% do as of 2020.
spend 34.3% more on education
China spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Russia spends 4.7% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 2.6 times more coastline
China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Russia, that number is 37,653 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation.
Russia: At a glance
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