Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Russia instead of Singapore, you would:

Health

be 6.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Singapore, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Russia, that number is 1.2% of people as of 2017.

live 14.1 years less


In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 86 years (83 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2020. In Russia, that number is 72 years (66 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.8 times more likely to be obese


In Singapore, 6.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Russia, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 40.9% lower top tax rate


Singapore has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2016. In Russia, the top tax rate is 13.0% as of 2016.

make 70.4% less money


Singapore has a GDP per capita of $94,100 as of 2017, while in Russia, the GDP per capita is $27,900 as of 2017.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Russia, that number is 5.2% as of 2017.

Life

have 12.4% more children


In Singapore, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Russia, there are 10.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Singapore, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Russia, 17.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Singapore, approximately 2.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Russia, on the other hand, 6.5 children do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 27.6% more on education


Singapore spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Russia spends 3.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 195.1 times more coastline


Singapore has a total of 193 km of coastline. In Russia, that number is 37,653 km.

Russia: At a glance

Russia is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 16,377,742 sq km. Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new ROMANOV Dynasty continued this policy of expansion across Siberia to the Pacific. Under PETER I (ruled 1682-1725), hegemony was extended to the Baltic Sea and the country was renamed the Russian Empire. During the 19th century, more territorial acquisitions were made in Europe and Asia. Defeat in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05 contributed to the Revolution of 1905, which resulted in the formation of a parliament and other reforms. Repeated devastating defeats of the Russian army in World War I led to widespread rioting in the major cities of the Russian Empire and to the overthrow in 1917 of the imperial household. The communists under Vladimir LENIN seized power soon after and formed the USSR. The brutal rule of Iosif STALIN (1928-53) strengthened communist rule and Russian dominance of the Soviet Union at a cost of tens of millions of lives. The Soviet economy and society stagnated in the following decades until General Secretary Mikhail GORBACHEV (1985-91) introduced glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) in an attempt to modernize communism, but his initiatives inadvertently released forces that by December 1991 splintered the USSR into Russia and 14 other independent republics. Since then, Russia has shifted its post-Soviet democratic ambitions in favor of a centralized semi-authoritarian state in which the leadership seeks to legitimize its rule through managed national elections, populist appeals by President PUTIN, and continued economic growth. Russia has severely disabled a Chechen rebel movement, although violence still occurs throughout the North Caucasus.

How big is Russia compared to Singapore? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

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