Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Russia instead of Germany, you would:
be 12.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Germany, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Russia, that number is 1.2% of people as of 2017.
live 9.2 years less
In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Russia, that number is 72 years (66 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
be 20.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Russia, however, that number is 13.3% as of 2015.
pay a 72.6% lower top tax rate
Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5% as of 2016. In Russia, the top tax rate is 13.0% as of 2016.
make 45.1% less money
Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,800 as of 2017, while in Russia, the GDP per capita is $27,900 as of 2017.
be 36.8% more likely to be unemployed
In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Russia, that number is 5.2% as of 2017.
have 16.3% more children
In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Russia, there are 10.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.4 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Germany, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Russia, 17.0 women do as of 2017.
be 97.0% more likely to die during infancy
In Germany, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Russia, on the other hand, 6.5 children do as of 2020.
spend 22.9% less on education
Germany spends 4.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Russia spends 3.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 15.8 times more coastline
Germany has a total of 2,389 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, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt).
Russia: At a glance
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