Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Austria instead of Czech Republic, you would:


live 2.8 years longer

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

be 22.7% less likely to be obese

In Czech Republic, 26.0% of adults are obese. In Austria, that number is 20.1% of people.


make 40.6% more money

Czech Republic has a GDP per capita of $35,500, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 69.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Czech Republic, 9.7% live below the poverty line. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0%.

be 96.4% more likely to be unemployed

In Czech Republic, 2.8% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

spend 2.5 times more on taxes

Czech Republic has a top tax rate of 22.0%. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0%.


be 30.8% more likely to die during infancy

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

Basic Needs

be 10.2% more likely to have internet access

In Czech Republic, approximately 76.5% of the population has internet access. In Austria, about 84.3% do.


spend 35.0% more on education

Czech Republic spends 4.0% of its total GDP on education. Austria spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 51.4% more on healthcare

Czech Republic spends 7.4% 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 Czech Republic? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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