Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ukraine instead of Russia, you would:
be 16.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Russia, 1.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2017. In Ukraine, that number is 1.0% of people as of 2018.
live 1.0 years longer
In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (66 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Ukraine, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
be 71.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Russia, 13.3% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Ukraine, however, that number is 3.8% as of 2016.
make 68.5% less money
Russia has a GDP per capita of $27,900 as of 2017, while in Ukraine, the GDP per capita is $8,800 as of 2017.
be 76.9% more likely to be unemployed
In Russia, 5.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ukraine, that number is 9.2% as of 2017.
pay a 38.5% higher top tax rate
Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Ukraine, the top tax rate is 18.0% as of 2016.
be 13.8% more likely to die during infancy
In Russia, approximately 6.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Ukraine, on the other hand, 7.4 children do as of 2020.
be 27.2% less likely to have internet access
In Russia, approximately 80.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ukraine, about 58.9% do as of 2018.
spend 45.9% more on education
Russia spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Ukraine spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2017.
see 92.6% less coastline
Russia has a total of 37,653 km of coastline. In Ukraine, that number is 2,782 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, Ministry of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine.
Ukraine: At a glance
How big is Ukraine compared to Russia? See an in-depth size comparison.