Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 92.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Liberia, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Austria, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 18.3 years longer

In Liberia, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 2.0 times more likely to be obese

In Liberia, 9.9% of adults are obese. In Austria, that number is 20.1% of people.


make 35.6 times more money

Liberia has a GDP per capita of $1,400, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 94.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Liberia, 54.1% live below the poverty line. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0%.

be 96.4% more likely to be unemployed

In Liberia, 2.8% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.


be 99.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Liberia, approximately 725.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Austria, 4.0 women do.

be 93.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Liberia, approximately 52.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 75.2% fewer children

In Liberia, there are approximately 38.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.0 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Liberia, 10% of the population has electricity access. In Austria, 100% of the population do.

be 11.5 times more likely to have internet access

In Liberia, approximately 7.3% of the population has internet access. In Austria, about 84.3% do.

be 32.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Liberia, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (89% in urban areas, and 63% in rural areas). In Austria, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 92.9% more on education

Liberia spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education. Austria spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 12.0% more on healthcare

Liberia spends 10.0% 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 Liberia? 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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