Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

be 20.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Austria, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Sweden, that number is 6.6%.

be 5.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Austria, 3.0% live below the poverty line. In Sweden, however, that number is 15.0%.

Life

be 23.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Austria, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do.

have 27.4% more children


In Austria, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Sweden, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 42.6% more on education


Austria spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Sweden spends 7.7% of total GDP on education.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

How big is Sweden 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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