Quality of life comparison
If you lived in India instead of Russia, you would:
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 India, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2017.
be 83.1% less likely to be obese
In Russia, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In India, that number is 3.9% of people as of 2016.
live 5.2 years less
In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (67 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In India, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2022.
make 77.0% less money
Russia has a GDP per capita of $26,500 as of 2020, while in India, the GDP per capita is $6,100 as of 2020.
be 84.8% more likely to be unemployed
In Russia, 4.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In India, that number is 8.5% as of 2017.
be 73.8% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Russia, 12.6% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In India, however, that number is 21.9% as of 2011.
pay a 2.7 times higher top tax rate
Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In India, the top tax rate is 35.5% as of 2016.
have 78.0% more children
In Russia, there are approximately 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In India, there are 16.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 8.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Russia, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In India, 145.0 women do as of 2017.
be 25.4% less likely to be literate
In Russia, the literacy rate is 99.7% as of 2018. In India, it is 74.4% as of 2018.
be 4.7 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 India, on the other hand, 30.3 children do as of 2022.
be 49.4% less likely to have internet access
In Russia, approximately 85.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In India, about 43.0% do as of 2020.
spend 25.5% less on education
Russia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. India spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
spend 47.4% less on healthcare
Russia spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In India, that number is 3.0% of GDP as of 2019.
see 81.4% less coastline
Russia has a total of 37,653 km of coastline. In India, that number is 7,000 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
India: At a glance
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