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

Health

be 91.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Russia, 1.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2017. In Azerbaijan, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2020.

live 1.7 years longer

In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (67 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In Azerbaijan, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2022.

be 13.9% less likely to be obese

In Russia, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Azerbaijan, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 61.1% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Russia, 12.6% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Azerbaijan, however, that number is 4.9% as of 2015.

make 48.3% less money

Russia has a GDP per capita of $26,500 as of 2020, while in Azerbaijan, the GDP per capita is $13,700 as of 2020.

pay a 92.3% higher top tax rate

Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Azerbaijan, the top tax rate is 25.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 43.8% more children

In Russia, there are approximately 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Azerbaijan, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 52.9% more likely to die during childbirth

In Russia, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Azerbaijan, 26.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.7 times more likely to die during infancy

In Russia, approximately 6.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Azerbaijan, on the other hand, 23.5 children do as of 2022.

Expenditures

spend 42.6% less on education

Russia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Azerbaijan spends 2.7% of total GDP on education as of 2019.

spend 29.8% less on healthcare

Russia spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Azerbaijan, that number is 4.0% of GDP as of 2019.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, Ministry of Taxes.

Azerbaijan: At a glance

Azerbaijan is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 82,629 sq km. Azerbaijan - a nation with a majority-Turkic and majority-Shia Muslim population - was briefly independent (from 1918 to 1920) following the collapse of the Russian Empire; it was subsequently incorporated into the Soviet Union for seven decades. Azerbaijan has yet to resolve its conflict with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, a primarily Armenian-populated region that Moscow recognized in 1923 as an autonomous republic within Soviet Azerbaijan after Armenia and Azerbaijan disputed the territory's status. Armenia and Azerbaijan began fighting over the area in 1988; the struggle escalated after both countries attained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. By May 1994, when a cease-fire took hold, ethnic Armenian forces held not only Nagorno-Karabakh but also seven surrounding provinces in the territory of Azerbaijan. The OSCE Minsk Group, co-chaired by the United States, France, and Russia, is the framework established to mediate a peaceful resolution of the conflict. Corruption in the country is widespread, and the government, which eliminated presidential term limits in a 2009 referendum, has been accused of authoritarianism. Although the poverty rate has been reduced and infrastructure investment has increased substantially in recent years due to revenue from oil and gas production, reforms have not adequately addressed weaknesses in most government institutions, particularly in the education and health sectors.
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