Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Turkey instead of Russia, you would:
live 3.8 years longer
In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (67 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In Turkey, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022.
be 39.0% more likely to be obese
In Russia, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Turkey, that number is 32.1% of people as of 2016.
be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed
In Russia, 4.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Turkey, that number is 13.7% as of 2019.
be 14.3% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Russia, 12.6% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Turkey, however, that number is 14.4% as of 2018.
pay a 2.7 times higher top tax rate
Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Turkey, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
have 51.1% more children
In Russia, there are approximately 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Turkey, there are 14.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 3.0 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 Turkey, on the other hand, 19.4 children do as of 2022.
spend 24.6% less on healthcare
Russia spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Turkey, that number is 4.3% of GDP as of 2019.
see 80.9% less coastline
Russia has a total of 37,653 km of coastline. In Turkey, that number is 7,200 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey.
Turkey: At a glance
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