Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Austria instead of Germany, you would:
be 82.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.
be 44.7% more likely to be unemployed
In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Austria, that number is 5.5% as of 2017.
pay a 15.8% higher top tax rate
Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5% as of 2016. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0% as of 2016.
be 28.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In Germany, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Austria, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
have 10.5% more children
In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 14.6% more on education
Germany spends 4.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Austria spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Federal Ministry of Finance.
Austria: At a glance
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