Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 13.0% less likely to be obese

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


make 30.5% less money

Norway has a GDP per capita of $71,800, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 37.5% more likely to be unemployed

In Norway, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

spend 42.8% more on taxes

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


be 20.0% less likely to die during childbirth

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

be 36.0% more likely to die during infancy

In Norway, approximately 2.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 22.1% fewer children

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

Basic Needs

be 13.4% less likely to have internet access

In Norway, approximately 97.3% of the population has internet access. In Austria, about 84.3% do.


spend 29.9% less on education

Norway spends 7.7% of its total GDP on education. Austria spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 15.5% more on healthcare

Norway spends 9.7% 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 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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