Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 5.9 years longer

In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 3.2 times more likely to be obese

In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Austria, that number is 20.1% of people.


make 3.0 times more money

China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 41.0% more likely to be unemployed

In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

spend 22.2% more on taxes

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


be 85.2% less likely to die during childbirth

In China, approximately 27.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Austria, 4.0 women do.

be 71.7% less likely to die during infancy

In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 22.8% less children

In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 58.5% more likely to have internet access

In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Austria, about 84.3% do.


spend 2.0 times more on healthcare

China spends 5.5% 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 China? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation, Federal Ministry of Finance.


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