Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Austria instead of Puerto Rico, you would:

Economy

make 33.8% more money


Puerto Rico has a GDP per capita of $37,300, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 52.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Puerto Rico, 11.5% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

spend 66.7% more on taxes


Puerto Rico has a top tax rate of 33.0%. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0%.

Life

be 71.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Puerto Rico, approximately 14.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Austria, 4.0 women do.

be 46.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Puerto Rico, approximately 6.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 17.3% more children


In Puerto Rico, there are approximately 8.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

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 Puerto Rico? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Puerto Rican Department of Treasury, Federal Ministry of Finance.

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