Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 19.0 years longer

In Ethiopia, the average life expectancy is 63 years (60 years for men, 65 years for women). In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 4.5 times more likely to be obese

In Ethiopia, 4.5% of adults are obese. In Austria, that number is 20.1% of people.


make 22.7 times more money

Ethiopia has a GDP per capita of $2,200, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 68.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Ethiopia, 17.5% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

be 89.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Ethiopia, 29.6% live below the poverty line. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0%.

spend 57.1% more on taxes

Ethiopia has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0%.


be 98.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Ethiopia, approximately 353.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Austria, 4.0 women do.

be 93.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Ethiopia, approximately 49.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 74.0% less children

In Ethiopia, there are approximately 36.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.2 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Ethiopia, 24% of the population has electricity access. In Austria, 100% of the population do.

be 5.5 times more likely to have internet access

In Ethiopia, approximately 15.4% of the population has internet access. In Austria, about 84.3% do.

be 74.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Ethiopia, approximately 57% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas). In Austria, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 20.0% more on education

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

spend 2.3 times more on healthcare

Ethiopia spends 4.9% 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 Ethiopia? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority, Federal Ministry of Finance.


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