Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Russia instead of Puerto Rico, you would:

Health

live 9.4 years less


In Puerto Rico, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Russia, that number is 72 years (66 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 51.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Puerto Rico, 10.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Russia, that number is 5.2% as of 2017.

pay a 60.6% lower top tax rate


Puerto Rico has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Russia, the top tax rate is 13.0% as of 2016.

make 29.2% less money


Puerto Rico has a GDP per capita of $39,400 as of 2017, while in Russia, the GDP per capita is $27,900 as of 2017.

Life

be 19.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Puerto Rico, approximately 21.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Russia, 17.0 women do as of 2017.

have 25.0% more children


In Puerto Rico, there are approximately 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Russia, there are 10.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 14.5% more likely to have internet access


In Puerto Rico, approximately 70.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Russia, about 80.9% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 39.3% less on education


Puerto Rico spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Russia spends 3.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 75.2 times more coastline


Puerto Rico has a total of 501 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 Puerto Rico? 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, Puerto Rican Department of Treasury.

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