Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 94.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Austria, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2017.

live 13.7 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 84.4% more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Austria, that number is 20.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 10.6 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $50,000 as of 2017.

be 53.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Austria, that number is 5.5% as of 2017.

be 87.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

pay a 2.2 times higher top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 98.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Austria, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 89.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 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 67.9% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 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 26.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Austria, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Austria, about 87.7% do as of 2018.

be 11.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ghana, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Austria, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 52.8% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Austria spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

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 Ghana? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ghana Revenue Authority, Federal Ministry of Finance.

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