Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Austria instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:

Health

live 14.3 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 13.5 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 91.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0%.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

spend 31.0% more on taxes


Papua New Guinea has a top tax rate of 42.0%. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0%.

Life

be 98.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Austria, 4.0 women do.

be 90.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 59.9% fewer children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, 18% of the population has electricity access. In Austria, 100% of the population do.

be 8.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Austria, about 84.3% do.

be 2.5 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 40% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas). In Austria, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.6 times more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% 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 Papua New Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea, Federal Ministry of Finance.

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