Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 91.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Russia, 1.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2017. In Austria, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2017.

live 10.0 years longer


In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (66 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 13.0% less likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 79.2% more money


Russia has a GDP per capita of $27,900 as of 2017, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $50,000 as of 2017.

be 77.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Russia, 13.3% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

pay a 4.2 times higher top tax rate


Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 70.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Russia, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Austria, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 49.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Russia, approximately 6.5 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.

Expenditures

spend 48.6% more on education


Russia spends 3.7% 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 Russia? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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