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

Health

live 9.1 years longer

In Iraq, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 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 33.9% less likely to be obese

In Iraq, 30.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Austria, that number is 20.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 5.6 times more money

Iraq has a GDP per capita of $9,300 as of 2020, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $51,900 as of 2020.

be 54.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Iraq, 16.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Austria, that number is 7.3% as of 2019.

be 42.2% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Iraq, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Austria, however, that number is 13.3% as of 2018.

pay a 3.7 times higher top tax rate

Iraq has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 93.7% less likely to die during childbirth

In Iraq, approximately 79.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Austria, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 83.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Iraq, approximately 19.6 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 61.7% fewer children

In Iraq, there are approximately 24.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Austria, there are 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 46.7% more likely to have internet access

In Iraq, approximately 60.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Austria, about 88.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 2.3 times more on healthcare

Iraq spends 4.5% 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, Ministry of Finance, Federal Ministry of Finance.

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.
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