Quality of Life Comparison


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


make 31.0% more money

Italy has a GDP per capita of $38,100, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 50.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Italy, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

be 90.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Italy, 29.9% live below the poverty line. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0%.

spend 12.7% more on taxes

Italy has a top tax rate of 48.8%. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0%.


have 10.5% more children

In Italy, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 37.5% more likely to have internet access

In Italy, approximately 61.3% of the population has internet access. In Austria, about 84.3% do.


spend 31.7% more on education

Italy spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education. Austria spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 21.7% more on healthcare

Italy spends 9.2% 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 Italy? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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