Quality of Life Comparison


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


make 13.9% more money

France has a GDP per capita of $43,800, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 42.1% less likely to be unemployed

In France, 9.5% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

be 78.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In France, 14.2% live below the poverty line. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0%.


be 50.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In France, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Austria, 4.0 women do.

have 22.1% fewer children

In France, there are approximately 12.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

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 France? 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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