Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 83.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Russia, 1.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2017. In Greece, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2017.

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 Greece, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 4.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Russia, 5.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Greece, that number is 21.5% as of 2017.

be 2.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Russia, 13.3% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Greece, however, that number is 36.0% as of 2014.

pay a 3.7 times higher top tax rate


Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Greece, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 82.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Russia, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Greece, 3.0 women do as of 2017.

be 43.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Russia, approximately 6.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Greece, on the other hand, 3.7 children do as of 2020.

have 22.0% fewer children


In Russia, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Greece, there are 7.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 63.7% less coastline


Russia has a total of 37,653 km of coastline. In Greece, that number is 13,676 km.

Greece: At a glance

Greece is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 130,647 sq km. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

How big is Greece compared to Russia? 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, GSIS, Greece.

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