Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Russia instead of France, you would:
be 4.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In France, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2019. In Russia, that number is 1.2% of people as of 2017.
live 10.2 years less
In France, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In Russia, that number is 72 years (67 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022.
be 43.3% less likely to be unemployed
In France, 8.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Russia, that number is 4.6% as of 2019.
pay a 74.1% lower top tax rate
France has a top tax rate of 50.2% as of 2016. In Russia, the top tax rate is 13.0% as of 2016.
make 36.9% less money
France has a GDP per capita of $42,000 as of 2020, while in Russia, the GDP per capita is $26,500 as of 2020.
be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth
In France, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Russia, 17.0 women do as of 2017.
be 2.0 times more likely to die during infancy
In France, approximately 3.1 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.
have 19.0% fewer children
In France, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Russia, there are 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 13.0% less on education
France spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Russia spends 4.7% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 48.6% less on healthcare
France spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Russia, that number is 5.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 7.8 times more coastline
France has a total of 4,853 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, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques.
Russia: At a glance
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