Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Russia instead of United States, you would:
be 36.2% less likely to be obese
In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Russia, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.
live 8.2 years less
In United States, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 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 16.6% less likely to live below the poverty line
In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Russia, however, that number is 12.6% as of 2018.
pay a 67.2% lower top tax rate
United States has a top tax rate of 39.6% as of 2016. In Russia, the top tax rate is 13.0% as of 2016.
make 56.0% less money
United States has a GDP per capita of $60,200 as of 2020, while in Russia, the GDP per capita is $26,500 as of 2020.
be 18.3% more likely to be unemployed
In United States, 3.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In Russia, that number is 4.6% as of 2019.
be 24.2% more likely to die during infancy
In United States, approximately 5.2 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 23.0% fewer children
In United States, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Russia, there are 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 66.1% less on healthcare
United States spends 16.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Russia, that number is 5.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 89.0% more coastline
United States has a total of 19,924 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, Internal Revenue Service.
Russia: At a glance
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