Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.7 years longer


In Colombia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women). In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 3.4 times more money


Colombia has a GDP per capita of $14,500, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 47.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Colombia, 10.5% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

be 89.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Colombia, 28.0% live below the poverty line. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0%.

spend 66.7% more on taxes


Colombia has a top tax rate of 33.0%. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0%.

Life

be 93.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Colombia, approximately 64.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Austria, 4.0 women do.

be 75.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Colombia, approximately 13.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 41.0% fewer children


In Colombia, there are approximately 16.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 45.1% more likely to have internet access


In Colombia, approximately 58.1% of the population has internet access. In Austria, about 84.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 20.0% more on education


Colombia spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. Austria spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 55.6% more on healthcare


Colombia spends 7.2% 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 Colombia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Directorate of National Taxes and Customs (DIAN), Federal Ministry of Finance.

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