Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 6.8 years less

In Austria, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Jordan, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 76.6% more likely to be obese

In Austria, 20.1% of adults are obese. In Jordan, that number is 35.5% of people.


spend 63.6% less on taxes

Austria has a top tax rate of 55.0%. In Jordan, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

make 74.9% less money

Austria has a GDP per capita of $49,900, while in Jordan, the GDP per capita is $12,500.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed

In Austria, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Jordan, that number is 18.5%.

be 4.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Austria, 3.0% live below the poverty line. In Jordan, however, that number is 14.2%.


have 2.5 times more children

In Austria, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Jordan, there are 23.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 14.5 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Austria, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Jordan, 58.0 women do.

be 4.2 times more likely to die during infancy

In Austria, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Jordan, on the other hand, 14.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 26.1% less likely to have internet access

In Austria, approximately 84.3% of the population has internet access. In Jordan, about 62.3% do.


spend 27.8% less on education

Austria spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Jordan spends 3.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 33.0% less on healthcare

Austria spends 11.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Jordan, that number is 7.5% of GDP.

Jordan: At a glance

Jordan is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 88,802 sq km. Following World War I and the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the League of Nations awarded Britain the mandate to govern much of the Middle East. Britain demarcated a semi-autonomous region of Transjordan from Palestine in the early 1920s. The area gained its independence in 1946 and thereafter became The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The country's long-time ruler, King HUSSEIN (1953-99), successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states, Israel, and a large internal Palestinian population. Jordan lost the West Bank to Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. King HUSSEIN in 1988 permanently relinquished Jordanian claims to the West Bank; in 1994 he signed a peace treaty with Israel. King ABDALLAH II, King HUSSEIN's eldest son, assumed the throne following his father's death in 1999. He implemented modest political and economic reforms, but in the wake of the "Arab Revolution" across the Middle East, Jordanians continue to press for further political liberalization, government reforms, and economic improvements. In January 2014, Jordan assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Jordan Tax Service, The World Factbook, Federal Ministry of Finance.


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