Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 6.6 years less

In Austria, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Lithuania, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 30.8% more likely to be obese

In Austria, 20.1% of adults are obese. In Lithuania, that number is 26.3% of people.


spend 72.7% less on taxes

Austria has a top tax rate of 55.0%. In Lithuania, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 35.3% less money

Austria has a GDP per capita of $49,900, while in Lithuania, the GDP per capita is $32,300.

be 27.3% more likely to be unemployed

In Austria, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Lithuania, that number is 7.0%.

be 7.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Austria, 3.0% live below the poverty line. In Lithuania, however, that number is 22.2%.


be 2.5 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Austria, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Lithuania, 10.0 women do.

be 11.8% more likely to die during infancy

In Austria, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Lithuania, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 11.7% less likely to have internet access

In Austria, approximately 84.3% of the population has internet access. In Lithuania, about 74.4% do.


spend 16.7% less on education

Austria spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Lithuania spends 4.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 41.1% less on healthcare

Austria spends 11.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Lithuania, that number is 6.6% of GDP.

Lithuania: At a glance

Lithuania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,680 sq km. Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. In January 2014, Lithuania assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

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

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


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