Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Russia, you would:
live 9.5 years longer
In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (67 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In United Kingdom, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
be 20.3% more likely to be obese
In Russia, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 57.0% more money
Russia has a GDP per capita of $26,500 as of 2020, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $41,600 as of 2020.
be 31.1% less likely to be unemployed
In Russia, 4.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United Kingdom, that number is 3.2% as of 2019.
be 47.6% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Russia, 12.6% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 18.6% as of 2017.
pay a 3.5 times higher top tax rate
Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 58.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In Russia, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 40.5% 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 United Kingdom, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2022.
have 14.2% more children
In Russia, there are approximately 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United Kingdom, there are 10.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 11.8% more likely to have internet access
In Russia, approximately 85.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United Kingdom, about 95.0% do as of 2020.
spend 10.6% more on education
Russia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. United Kingdom spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 78.9% more on healthcare
Russia spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United Kingdom, that number is 10.2% of GDP as of 2019.
see 67.0% less coastline
Russia has a total of 37,653 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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