Comparing United States to Austria

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MAKE 19.3% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Austria  AUSTRIA ($42,600.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Austria, that number is $42,600.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Austria GDP

CONSUME 36.3% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Austria  AUSTRIA (7,759 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Austria, it is 7,759 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Austria electricity consumption

BE 50% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Austria  AUSTRIA (0.3% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Austria, that number is 0.3%.
Category: United States vs. Austria AIDS percentage

BE 32.6% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Austria  AUSTRIA (4.16 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, there are a total of 4.16 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Austria infant mortality

BE 32.9% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Austria  AUSTRIA (4.9% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Austria 4.9% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Austria unemployment rate

HAVE 34.7% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Austria  AUSTRIA (8.76 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Austria, however, there are a total of 8.76 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Austria birth rate

BE 58.9% LESS LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Austria  AUSTRIA (6.2% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Austria, 6.2% are.
Category: United States vs. Austria poverty

At a Glance: Austria

  • Land Area: ~84 thousand sq km (United States is ~117 times bigger than Austria)
  • Population: ~8 million people (311 million more people live in United States)

How big is Austria compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Austria (83,871 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Austria

Austria is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 83,871 sq km. Once the center of power for the large Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I. Following annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938 and subsequent occupation by the victorious Allies in 1945, Austria's status remained unclear for a decade. A State Treaty signed in 1955 ended the occupation, recognized Austria's independence, and forbade unification with Germany. A constitutional law that same year declared the country's "perpetual neutrality" as a condition for Soviet military withdrawal. The Soviet Union's collapse in 1991 and Austria's entry into the European Union in 1995 have altered the meaning of this neutrality. A prosperous, democratic country, Austria entered the EU Economic and Monetary Union in 1999.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).