If you lived in Russia instead of Turks and Caicos Islands, you would:

Health

live 8.4 years less

In Turks and Caicos Islands, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020. In Russia, that number is 72 years (66 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 48.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Turks and Caicos Islands, 10.0% of adults are unemployed as of 1997. In Russia, that number is 5.2% as of 2017.

Life

be 30.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Turks and Caicos Islands, approximately 9.3 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.

have 29.1% fewer children

In Turks and Caicos Islands, there are approximately 14.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Russia, there are 10.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 32.1% more on education

Turks and Caicos Islands spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Russia spends 3.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 96.8 times more coastline

Turks and Caicos Islands has a total of 389 km of coastline. In Russia, that number is 37,653 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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