Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.5 years less


In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women). In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

be 96.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Iceland, 2.8% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

spend 18.8% more on taxes


Iceland has a top tax rate of 46.3%. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0%.

Life

be 33.3% more likely to die during childbirth


In Iceland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Austria, 4.0 women do.

be 61.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Iceland, approximately 2.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 30.7% less children


In Iceland, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 14.2% less likely to have internet access


In Iceland, approximately 98.2% of the population has internet access. In Austria, about 84.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 30.8% less on education


Iceland spends 7.8% of its total GDP on education. Austria spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 25.8% more on healthcare


Iceland spends 8.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Austria, that number is 11.2% of GDP.

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 Iceland? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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