Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Russia instead of Turkey, you would:
be 28.0% less likely to be obese
In Turkey, 32.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Russia, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.
live 3.8 years less
In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In Russia, that number is 72 years (67 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022.
be 66.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Turkey, 13.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Russia, that number is 4.6% as of 2019.
be 12.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Turkey, 14.4% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Russia, however, that number is 12.6% as of 2018.
pay a 62.9% lower top tax rate
Turkey has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Russia, the top tax rate is 13.0% as of 2016.
be 66.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Turkey, approximately 19.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Russia, on the other hand, 6.4 children do as of 2022.
have 33.8% fewer children
In Turkey, there are approximately 14.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Russia, there are 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 32.6% more on healthcare
Turkey spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Russia, that number is 5.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 5.2 times more coastline
Turkey has a total of 7,200 km of coastline. In Russia, that number is 37,653 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey.
Russia: At a glance
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