Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Poland instead of Russia, you would:
live 6.3 years longer
In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (67 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In Poland, that number is 79 years (75 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
make 21.5% more money
Russia has a GDP per capita of $26,500 as of 2020, while in Poland, the GDP per capita is $32,200 as of 2020.
be 18.0% more likely to be unemployed
In Russia, 4.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Poland, that number is 5.4% as of 2019.
be 22.2% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Russia, 12.6% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Poland, however, that number is 15.4% as of 2018.
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 35.2% less 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 Poland, on the other hand, 4.2 children do as of 2022.
have 10.1% fewer children
In Russia, there are approximately 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Poland, there are 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 14.0% more on healthcare
Russia spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Poland, that number is 6.5% of GDP as of 2019.
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.