Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 94.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Jamaica, 1.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Austria, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 7.9 years longer

In Jamaica, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women). In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 18.6% less likely to be obese

In Jamaica, 24.7% of adults are obese. In Austria, that number is 20.1% of people.


make 5.4 times more money

Jamaica has a GDP per capita of $9,200, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 47.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Jamaica, 10.4% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

be 82.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Jamaica, 17.1% live below the poverty line. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0%.

spend 2.2 times more on taxes

Jamaica has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0%.


be 95.5% less likely to die during childbirth

In Jamaica, approximately 89.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Austria, 4.0 women do.

be 73.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Jamaica, approximately 12.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 46.9% fewer children

In Jamaica, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 87.3% more likely to have internet access

In Jamaica, approximately 45.0% of the population has internet access. In Austria, about 84.3% do.


spend 2.1 times more on healthcare

Jamaica spends 5.4% 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 Jamaica? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Ministry of Finance, Tax Admministration of Jamaica.


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