Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.7 years less


In Japan, the average life expectancy is 85 years (82 years for men, 89 years for women). In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 4.7 times more likely to be obese


In Japan, 4.3% of adults are obese. In Austria, that number is 20.1% of people.

Economy

make 16.6% more money


Japan has a GDP per capita of $42,800, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 81.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Japan, 16.1% live below the poverty line. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0%.

be 89.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Japan, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

Life

be 20.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Japan, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Austria, 4.0 women do.

have 23.4% more children


In Japan, there are approximately 7.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 70.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Japan, approximately 2.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

Expenditures

spend 50.0% more on education


Japan spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Austria spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

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 Japan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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