Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 18.4% more likely to be obese

In Austria, 20.1% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.


spend 18.2% less on taxes

Austria has a top tax rate of 55.0%. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

make 23.2% less money

Austria has a GDP per capita of $49,900, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed

In Austria, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

be 7.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Austria, 3.0% live below the poverty line. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1%.


be 25.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Austria, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.


spend 20.4% less on education

Austria spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 19.6% less on healthcare

Austria spends 11.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

Spain: At a glance

Spain is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 498,980 sq km. Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World War I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. More recently the government has had to focus on measures to reverse a severe economic recession that began in mid-2008. Austerity measures implemented to reduce a large budget deficit and reassure foreign investors have led to one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Agencia Tributaria, Spain, Federal Ministry of Finance.


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