Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Russia instead of Ukraine, you would:
be 20.0% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Ukraine, 1.0% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Russia, that number is 1.2% of people as of 2017.
live 1.0 years less
In Ukraine, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Russia, that number is 72 years (66 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
make 3.2 times more money
Ukraine has a GDP per capita of $8,800 as of 2017, while in Russia, the GDP per capita is $27,900 as of 2017.
be 43.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Ukraine, 9.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Russia, that number is 5.2% as of 2017.
pay a 27.8% lower top tax rate
Ukraine has a top tax rate of 18.0% as of 2016. In Russia, the top tax rate is 13.0% as of 2016.
be 3.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Ukraine, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Russia, however, that number is 13.3% as of 2015.
be 12.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Ukraine, approximately 7.4 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.
be 37.3% more likely to have internet access
In Ukraine, approximately 58.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Russia, about 80.9% do as of 2018.
spend 31.5% less on education
Ukraine spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Russia spends 3.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 13.5 times more coastline
Ukraine has a total of 2,782 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, Ministry of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine.
Russia: At a glance
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