Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 13.0% less likely to be obese


In Norway, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Austria, that number is 20.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 30.7% less money


Norway has a GDP per capita of $72,100 as of 2017, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $50,000 as of 2017.

be 31.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Norway, 4.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Austria, that number is 5.5% as of 2017.

pay a 42.8% higher top tax rate


Norway has a top tax rate of 38.5% as of 2017. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 2.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


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

be 32.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Norway, approximately 2.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

have 22.1% fewer children


In Norway, there are approximately 12.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 31.2% less on education


Norway spends 8.0% 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 Norway? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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