Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 4.3 years longer

In Slovakia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).


make 51.2% more money

Slovakia has a GDP per capita of $33,000, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 32.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Slovakia, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

be 75.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Slovakia, 12.3% live below the poverty line. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0%.

spend 2.2 times more on taxes

Slovakia has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0%.


be 33.3% less likely to die during childbirth

In Slovakia, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Austria, 4.0 women do.

be 33.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Slovakia, approximately 5.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.


spend 17.4% more on education

Slovakia spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education. Austria spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 38.3% more on healthcare

Slovakia spends 8.1% 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 Slovakia? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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