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 8.4 years less
In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Russia, that number is 72 years (66 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
be 11.9% 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 13.3% as of 2015.
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 53.3% less money
United States has a GDP per capita of $59,800 as of 2017, while in Russia, the GDP per capita is $27,900 as of 2017.
be 18.2% more likely to be unemployed
In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Russia, that number is 5.2% as of 2017.
be 22.6% more likely to die during infancy
In United States, approximately 5.3 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 19.4% fewer children
In United States, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Russia, there are 10.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 26.0% less on education
United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Russia spends 3.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
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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