Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Lithuania 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. In Lithuania, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 4.0 years longer

In Russia, the average life expectancy is 71 years (65 years for men, 77 years for women). In Lithuania, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 13.9% more likely to be obese

In Russia, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Lithuania, that number is 26.3% of people.


make 16.2% more money

Russia has a GDP per capita of $27,800, while in Lithuania, the GDP per capita is $32,300.

be 27.3% more likely to be unemployed

In Russia, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Lithuania, that number is 7.0%.

be 66.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Russia, 13.3% live below the poverty line. In Lithuania, however, that number is 22.2%.

spend 15.4% more on taxes

Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Lithuania, the top tax rate is 15.0%.


be 60.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Russia, approximately 25.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Lithuania, 10.0 women do.

be 44.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Russia, approximately 6.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Lithuania, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.


spend 18.4% more on education

Russia spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Lithuania spends 4.5% of total GDP on education.


see 99.8% less coastline

Russia has a total of 37,653 km of coastline. In Lithuania, that number is 90 km.

Lithuania: At a glance

Lithuania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,680 sq km. Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. In January 2014, Lithuania assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

How big is Lithuania 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, State Tax Inspectorate.


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