Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ukraine instead of Japan, you would:
live 11.4 years less
In Japan, the average life expectancy is 85 years (82 years for men, 88 years for women) as of 2022. In Ukraine, that number is 73 years (69 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022.
be 5.6 times more likely to be obese
In Japan, 4.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ukraine, that number is 24.1% of people as of 2016.
be 93.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Japan, 16.1% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Ukraine, however, that number is 1.1% as of 2019.
pay a 67.8% lower top tax rate
Japan has a top tax rate of 56.0% as of 2016. In Ukraine, the top tax rate is 18.0% as of 2016.
make 70.0% less money
Japan has a GDP per capita of $41,400 as of 2019, while in Ukraine, the GDP per capita is $12,400 as of 2020.
be 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed
In Japan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Ukraine, that number is 8.9% as of 2019.
have 38.1% more children
In Japan, there are approximately 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ukraine, there are 9.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 3.8 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Japan, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ukraine, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 3.9 times more likely to die during infancy
In Japan, approximately 1.9 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Ukraine, on the other hand, 7.3 children do as of 2022.
spend 33.6% less on healthcare
Japan spends 10.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ukraine, that number is 7.1% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 68.8% more on education
Japan spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Ukraine spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
see 90.6% less coastline
Japan has a total of 29,751 km of coastline. In Ukraine, that number is 2,782 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine, National Tax Agency Japan.
Ukraine: At a glance
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