Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 96.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Rwanda, 2.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Austria, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 17.3 years longer

In Rwanda, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women). In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 3.5 times more likely to be obese

In Rwanda, 5.8% of adults are obese. In Austria, that number is 20.1% of people.


make 23.8 times more money

Rwanda has a GDP per capita of $2,100, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 92.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Rwanda, 39.1% live below the poverty line. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0%.

be 2.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In Rwanda, 2.7% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

spend 83.3% more on taxes

Rwanda has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0%.


be 98.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Rwanda, approximately 290.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Austria, 4.0 women do.

be 88.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Rwanda, approximately 29.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 69.1% less children

In Rwanda, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.8 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Rwanda, 21% of the population has electricity access. In Austria, 100% of the population do.

be 31.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Rwanda, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (87% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas). In Austria, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 54.3% more on education

Rwanda spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Austria spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 49.3% more on healthcare

Rwanda spends 7.5% 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 Rwanda? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Rwanda Revenue Authority, Federal Ministry of Finance.


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