Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Austria instead of Faroe Islands, you would:

Health

live 1.1 years longer


In Faroe Islands, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 25.0% more money


Faroe Islands has a GDP per capita of $40,000 as of 2014, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $50,000 as of 2017.

be 70.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Faroe Islands, 10.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Faroe Islands, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Austria, that number is 5.5% as of 2017.

Life

be 35.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Faroe Islands, approximately 5.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

have 36.2% fewer children


In Faroe Islands, there are approximately 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 10.1% less likely to have internet access


In Faroe Islands, approximately 97.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Austria, about 87.7% do as of 2018.

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 Faroe Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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