Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Austria, you would:
live 1.7 years less
In Austria, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022. In United States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
be 80.1% more likely to be obese
In Austria, 20.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 16.0% more money
Austria has a GDP per capita of $51,900 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 47.1% less likely to be unemployed
In Austria, 7.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
pay a 28.0% lower top tax rate
Austria has a top tax rate of 55.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 13.5% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Austria, 13.3% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
have 29.9% more children
In Austria, there are approximately 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 3.8 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Austria, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 59.6% more likely to die during infancy
In Austria, approximately 3.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In United States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
spend 61.5% more on healthcare
Austria spends 10.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Ministry of Finance.
United States: At a glance
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