Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Austria instead of Hong Kong, you would:

Health

live 1.4 years less


In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women). In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

be 84.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Hong Kong, 19.9% live below the poverty line. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0%.

make 18.7% less money


Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $61,400, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 77.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Hong Kong, 3.1% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

spend 3.7 times more on taxes


Hong Kong has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0%.

Life

be 25.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Hong Kong, approximately 2.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

Expenditures

spend 63.6% more on education


Hong Kong spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education. Austria spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

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 Hong Kong? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Ministry of Finance, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

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