Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 30.9% more money


Italy has a GDP per capita of $38,200 as of 2017, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $50,000 as of 2017.

be 51.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Italy, 11.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Austria, that number is 5.5% as of 2017.

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


In Italy, 29.9% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

pay a 12.7% higher top tax rate


Italy has a top tax rate of 48.8% as of 2016. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 13.1% more children


In Italy, there are approximately 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Italy, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Austria, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 17.9% more likely to have internet access


In Italy, approximately 74.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Austria, about 87.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 44.7% more on education


Italy spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Austria spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

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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