Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Belgium instead of Austria, you would:

Economy

be 32.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Austria, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Belgium, that number is 7.3%.

be 5.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Austria, 3.0% live below the poverty line. In Belgium, however, that number is 15.1%.

Life

have 18.9% more children


In Austria, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Belgium, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 75.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Austria, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belgium, 7.0 women do.

Expenditures

spend 22.2% more on education


Austria spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Belgium spends 6.6% of total GDP on education.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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