If you lived in Germany 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 Germany, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

live 9.2 years longer

In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (66 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Germany, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 82.1% more money

Russia has a GDP per capita of $27,900 as of 2017, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,800 as of 2017.

be 26.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Russia, 5.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Germany, that number is 3.8% as of 2017.

be 25.6% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Russia, 13.3% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7% as of 2015.

pay a 3.7 times higher top tax rate

Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 58.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In Russia, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Germany, 7.0 women do as of 2017.

be 49.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Russia, approximately 6.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

have 14.0% fewer children

In Russia, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 11.0% more likely to have internet access

In Russia, approximately 80.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Germany, about 89.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 29.7% more on education

Russia spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Germany spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 93.7% less coastline

Russia has a total of 37,653 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt).

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.
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