Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Poland instead of Austria, you would:
live 3.6 years less
In Austria, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Poland, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
be 14.9% more likely to be obese
In Austria, 20.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Poland, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.
be 10.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Austria, 5.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Poland, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.
pay a 41.8% lower top tax rate
Austria has a top tax rate of 55.0% as of 2016. In Poland, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.
make 40.8% less money
Austria has a GDP per capita of $50,000 as of 2017, while in Poland, the GDP per capita is $29,600 as of 2017.
be 5.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Austria, 3.0% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Poland, however, that number is 17.6% as of 2015.
be 60.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Austria, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Poland, 2.0 women do as of 2017.
be 30.3% more likely to die during infancy
In Austria, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Poland, on the other hand, 4.3 children do as of 2020.
be 11.6% less likely to have internet access
In Austria, approximately 87.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Poland, about 77.5% do as of 2018.
spend 16.4% less on education
Austria spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Poland spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Poland, Federal Ministry of Finance.
Poland: At a glance
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