Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Austria instead of New Zealand, you would:


be 34.7% less likely to be obese

In New Zealand, 30.8% of adults are obese. In Austria, that number is 20.1% of people.


make 28.3% more money

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

be 12.2% more likely to be unemployed

In New Zealand, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

spend 66.7% more on taxes

New Zealand has a top tax rate of 33.0%. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0%.


be 63.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In New Zealand, approximately 11.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Austria, 4.0 women do.

be 22.7% less likely to die during infancy

In New Zealand, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 28.0% fewer children

In New Zealand, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 14.3% less on education

New Zealand spends 6.3% 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 New Zealand? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, Federal Ministry of Finance.


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