Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Russia, you would:
live 8.4 years longer
In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (66 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In United States, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
be 56.7% more likely to be obese
In Russia, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 2.1 times more money
Russia has a GDP per capita of $27,900 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 15.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Russia, 5.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 13.5% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Russia, 13.3% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 3.0 times higher top tax rate
Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 18.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Russia, approximately 6.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United States, on the other hand, 5.3 children do as of 2020.
have 24.0% more children
In Russia, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 35.1% more on education
Russia spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 47.1% less coastline
Russia has a total of 37,653 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service.
United States: At a glance
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