Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Russia instead of Poland, you would:
live 6.3 years less
In Poland, the average life expectancy is 79 years (75 years for men, 83 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 15.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Poland, 5.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Russia, that number is 4.6% as of 2019.
be 18.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Poland, 15.4% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Russia, however, that number is 12.6% as of 2018.
pay a 59.4% lower top tax rate
Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In Russia, the top tax rate is 13.0% as of 2016.
make 17.7% less money
Poland has a GDP per capita of $32,200 as of 2020, while in Russia, the GDP per capita is $26,500 as of 2020.
have 11.2% more children
In Poland, there are approximately 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Russia, there are 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 8.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Poland, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Russia, 17.0 women do as of 2017.
be 54.3% more likely to die during infancy
In Poland, approximately 4.2 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.
spend 12.3% less on healthcare
Poland spends 6.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Russia, that number is 5.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 85.6 times more coastline
Poland has a total of 440 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, Ministry of Finance, Poland.
Russia: At a glance
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