Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Russia instead of Portugal, you would:

Health

be 2.4 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Portugal, 0.5% 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 Portugal, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 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 11.1% more likely to be obese


In Portugal, 20.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Russia, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 41.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Portugal, 8.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Russia, that number is 5.2% as of 2017.

be 30.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Portugal, 19.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Russia, however, that number is 13.3% as of 2015.

pay a 77.0% lower top tax rate


Portugal has a top tax rate of 56.5% as of 2016. In Russia, the top tax rate is 13.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 23.5% more children


In Portugal, there are approximately 8.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Russia, there are 10.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Portugal, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Russia, 17.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Portugal, approximately 2.6 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.

Expenditures

spend 24.5% less on education


Portugal spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Russia spends 3.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 21.0 times more coastline


Portugal has a total of 1,793 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 Portugal? 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, Autoridade Tribut√°ria e Aduaneira.

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