Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Austria instead of Sierra Leone, you would:

Health

be 92.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Sierra Leone, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Austria, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 23.0 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Austria, that number is 20.1% of people.

Economy

make 31.2 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 39.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

be 95.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sierra Leone, 70.2% live below the poverty line. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0%.

spend 83.3% more on taxes


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

Life

be 99.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Austria, 4.0 women do.

be 95.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 73.8% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 20.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Sierra Leone, 5% of the population has electricity access. In Austria, 100% of the population do.

be 7.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Austria, about 84.3% do.

be 59.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Sierra Leone, approximately 63% of people have improved drinking water access (85% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas). In Austria, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 86.2% more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Austria spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

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 Sierra Leone? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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