Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Russia, you would:
live 3.7 years longer
In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (67 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
be 73.2% less likely to be obese
In Russia, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
be 20.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Russia, 4.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 95.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Russia, 12.6% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.
make 38.1% less money
Russia has a GDP per capita of $26,500 as of 2020, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.
pay a 3.5 times higher top tax rate
Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 70.6% more likely to die during childbirth
In Russia, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 17.6% less likely to have internet access
In Russia, approximately 85.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 25.5% less on education
Russia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. China spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 61.5% less coastline
Russia has a total of 37,653 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
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