Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Latvia instead of Russia, you would:
be 66.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Russia, 1.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2017. In Latvia, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2018.
live 3.5 years longer
In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (66 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Latvia, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.
be 67.3% more likely to be unemployed
In Russia, 5.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Latvia, that number is 8.7% as of 2017.
be 91.7% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Russia, 13.3% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Latvia, however, that number is 25.5% as of 2015.
pay a 76.9% higher top tax rate
Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Latvia, the top tax rate is 23.0% as of 2016.
be 23.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Russia, approximately 6.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Latvia, on the other hand, 5.0 children do as of 2020.
spend 43.2% more on education
Russia spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Latvia spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.
see 98.7% less coastline
Russia has a total of 37,653 km of coastline. In Latvia, that number is 498 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, State Revenue Service, Latvia.
Latvia: At a glance
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