Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Poland instead of Russia, you would:
live 6.4 years longer
In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (66 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Poland, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
be 32.3% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Russia, 13.3% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Poland, however, that number is 17.6% as of 2015.
pay a 2.5 times higher top tax rate
Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Poland, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.
be 88.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Russia, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Poland, 2.0 women do as of 2017.
be 33.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Russia, approximately 6.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Poland, on the other hand, 4.3 children do as of 2020.
have 11.0% fewer children
In Russia, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Poland, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 24.3% more on education
Russia spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Poland spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 98.8% less coastline
Russia has a total of 37,653 km of coastline. In Poland, that number is 440 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Poland.
Poland: At a glance
How big is Poland compared to Russia? See an in-depth size comparison.