Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Russia instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

be 100.0% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In El Salvador, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Russia, that number is 1.2% of people.

live 3.9 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Russia, that number is 71 years (65 years for men, 77 years for women).

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Russia, the GDP per capita is $27,800.

be 21.4% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Russia, that number is 5.5%.

be 59.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Russia, however, that number is 13.3%.

spend 56.7% less on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Russia, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

Life

be 53.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Russia, 25.0 women do.

be 59.5% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Russia, on the other hand, 6.8 children do.

be 13.3% more likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Russia, it is 99.7%.

have 32.1% less children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Russia, there are 11.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Russia, about 76.4% do.

Geography

see 122.6 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Russia, that number is 37,653 km.

Russia: At a glance

Russia is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 16,377,742 sq km. Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new ROMANOV Dynasty continued this policy of expansion across Siberia to the Pacific. Under PETER I (ruled 1682-1725), hegemony was extended to the Baltic Sea and the country was renamed the Russian Empire. During the 19th century, more territorial acquisitions were made in Europe and Asia. Defeat in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05 contributed to the Revolution of 1905, which resulted in the formation of a parliament and other reforms. Repeated devastating defeats of the Russian army in World War I led to widespread rioting in the major cities of the Russian Empire and to the overthrow in 1917 of the imperial household. The communists under Vladimir LENIN seized power soon after and formed the USSR. The brutal rule of Iosif STALIN (1928-53) strengthened communist rule and Russian dominance of the Soviet Union at a cost of tens of millions of lives. The Soviet economy and society stagnated in the following decades until General Secretary Mikhail GORBACHEV (1985-91) introduced glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) in an attempt to modernize communism, but his initiatives inadvertently released forces that by December 1991 splintered the USSR into Russia and 14 other independent republics. Since then, Russia has shifted its post-Soviet democratic ambitions in favor of a centralized semi-authoritarian state in which the leadership seeks to legitimize its rule through managed national elections, populist appeals by President PUTIN, and continued economic growth. Russia has severely disabled a Chechen rebel movement, although violence still occurs throughout the North Caucasus.

How big is Russia compared to El Salvador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.

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