Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 10.4% more likely to be obese

In Austria, 20.1% of adults are obese. In Finland, that number is 22.2% of people.


make 11.2% less money

Austria has a GDP per capita of $49,900, while in Finland, the GDP per capita is $44,300.

be 56.4% more likely to be unemployed

In Austria, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Finland, that number is 8.6%.


be 25.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Austria, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Finland, 3.0 women do.

be 26.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Austria, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Finland, on the other hand, 2.5 children do.

have 12.6% more children

In Austria, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Finland, there are 10.7 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 13.4% less on healthcare

Austria spends 11.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Finland, that number is 9.7% of GDP.

spend 33.3% more on education

Austria spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Finland spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

Finland: At a glance

Finland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 303,815 sq km. Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It gained complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it successfully defended its independence through cooperation with Germany and resisted subsequent invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, Finland transformed from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro single currency at its initiation in January 1999. In the 21st century, the key features of Finland's modern welfare state are high quality education, promotion of equality, and a national social welfare system - currently challenged by an aging population and the fluctuations of an export-driven economy.

How big is Finland 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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