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 2020. 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 (69 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In Russia, that number is 72 years (67 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022.
make 2.1 times more money
Ukraine has a GDP per capita of $12,400 as of 2020, while in Russia, the GDP per capita is $26,500 as of 2020.
be 48.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Ukraine, 8.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Russia, that number is 4.6% as of 2019.
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 11.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Ukraine, 1.1% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Russia, however, that number is 12.6% as of 2018.
be 12.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Ukraine, approximately 7.3 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.
be 10.1% less likely to have internet access
In Ukraine, approximately 94.5% of the population has internet access as of 2022. In Russia, about 85.0% do as of 2020.
spend 13.0% less on education
Ukraine spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Russia spends 4.7% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 19.7% less on healthcare
Ukraine spends 7.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Russia, that number is 5.7% of GDP as of 2019.
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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