Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 8.6 years longer

In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 18.0% less likely to be obese

In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Austria, that number is 20.1% of people.


make 2.6 times more money

Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 47.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0%.

be 5.5 times more likely to be unemployed

In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

spend 4.2 times more on taxes

Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0%.

Basic Needs

be 18.6% more likely to have internet access

In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Austria, about 84.3% do.


spend 96.5% more on healthcare

Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Austria, that number is 11.2% of GDP.

Austria: At a glance

Austria is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 82,445 sq km. Once the center of power for the large Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I. Following annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938 and subsequent occupation by the victorious Allies in 1945, Austria's status remained unclear for a decade. A State Treaty signed in 1955 ended the occupation, recognized Austria's independence, and forbade unification with Germany. A constitutional law that same year declared the country's "perpetual neutrality" as a condition for Soviet military withdrawal. The Soviet Union's collapse in 1991 and Austria's entry into the European Union in 1995 have altered the meaning of this neutrality. A prosperous, democratic country, Austria entered the EU Economic and Monetary Union in 1999.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus, Federal Ministry of Finance.


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