Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.1 years less


In Austria, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Denmark, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

be 4.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Austria, 3.0% live below the poverty line. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4%.

Life

have 10.5% more children


In Austria, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Denmark, there are 10.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 50.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Austria, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Denmark, 6.0 women do.

be 17.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Austria, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Denmark, on the other hand, 4.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 15.1% more likely to have internet access


In Austria, approximately 84.3% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 40.7% more on education


Austria spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Denmark spends 7.6% of total GDP on education.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

How big is Denmark 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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