United States compared to Austria

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If you moved to Austria from United States, you would..


make 16.4% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Austria Austria ($47,900 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $47,900.
Category: United States vs. Austria - GDP Per Capita

pay 38.9% more in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Austria Austria (55% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Austria, the top marginal tax rate is 55%.
Category: United States vs. Austria - Tax Rate

live 1.7 years longer


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Austria Austria (81.5 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Austria, the average life expectancy is 81.5 years.
Category: United States vs. Austria - Life Expectancy

consume 33.7% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Austria Austria (8,006 kWh per capita - 2015 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Austria, that number is 8,006 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Austria - Electricity Consumption

have 24% fewer babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Austria Austria (9.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Austria, that number is 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Austria - Birth Rate

be 73.5% less likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Austria Austria (4% of people - 2014 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Austria, that number is 4% of people.
Category: United States vs. Austria - Poverty Line

be 41.4% less likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Austria Austria (3.4 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.4 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Austria - Infant Mortality

be 29.8% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Austria Austria (6.1% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 6.1% of people.
Category: United States vs. Austria - Unemployment

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Federal Ministry of Finance.


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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.

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