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 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In Austria, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.
be 2.0 times more likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Austria, that number is 7.3% as of 2019.
be 51.1% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Iceland, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Austria, however, that number is 13.3% as of 2018.
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 96.4% more likely to die during infancy
In Iceland, approximately 1.6 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2022.
have 27.1% fewer children
In Iceland, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Austria, there are 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 11.1% less likely to have internet access
In Iceland, approximately 99.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Austria, about 88.0% do as of 2020.
spend 31.6% less on education
Iceland spends 7.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Austria spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 20.9% more on healthcare
Iceland spends 8.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Austria, that number is 10.4% of GDP as of 2019.
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
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