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


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 Croatia, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2020.

live 4.8 years longer

In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (67 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In Croatia, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022.


make 24.7% more money

Russia has a GDP per capita of $27,500 as of 2022, while in Croatia, the GDP per capita is $34,300 as of 2022.

be 79.8% more likely to be unemployed

In Russia, 3.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2022. In Croatia, that number is 7.0% as of 2022.

be 48.8% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Russia, 12.1% live below the poverty line as of 2020. In Croatia, however, that number is 18.0% as of 2021.

pay a 3.6 times higher top tax rate

Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Croatia, the top tax rate is 47.2% as of 2016.


be 64.3% less likely to die during childbirth

In Russia, approximately 14.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2020. In Croatia, 5.0 women do as of 2020.

be 36.1% 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 Croatia, on the other hand, 8.7 children do as of 2022.


spend 48.6% more on education

Russia spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Croatia spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2020.


see 84.5% less coastline

Russia has a total of 37,653 km of coastline. In Croatia, that number is 5,835 km.

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

Croatia: At a glance

Croatia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 55,974 sq km. The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013.
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