Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Austria instead of Iceland, you would:
live 1.4 years less
In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 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 96.4% more likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 2.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Austria, that number is 5.5% as of 2017.
pay a 18.8% higher top tax rate
Iceland has a top tax rate of 46.3% as of 2016. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0% as of 2016.
be 25.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Iceland, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Austria, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 57.1% more likely to die during infancy
In Iceland, approximately 2.1 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 28.6% fewer children
In Iceland, there are approximately 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 11.4% less likely to have internet access
In Iceland, approximately 99.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Austria, about 87.7% do as of 2018.
spend 26.7% less on education
Iceland spends 7.5% 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, Directorate of Internal Revenue, Federal Ministry of Finance.
Austria: At a glance
How big is Austria compared to Iceland? See an in-depth size comparison.