Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Russia, you would:
live 8.2 years longer
In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (67 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In United States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
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 2.3 times more money
Russia has a GDP per capita of $26,500 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 15.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Russia, 4.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 19.8% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Russia, 12.6% live below the poverty line as of 2018. 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 19.5% 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 States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
have 29.9% more children
In Russia, there are approximately 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 2.9 times more on healthcare
Russia spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
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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