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

Economy

make 13.4% more money

France has a GDP per capita of $44,100 as of 2017, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $50,000 as of 2017.

be 41.5% less likely to be unemployed

In France, 9.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Austria, that number is 5.5% as of 2017.

be 78.9% less likely to live below the poverty line

In France, 14.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

Life

be 37.5% less likely to die during childbirth

In France, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Austria, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

have 20.2% fewer children

In France, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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