If you lived in Austria instead of South Africa, you would:

Health

be 99.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In South Africa, 20.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Austria, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2017.

live 17.1 years longer

In South Africa, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 66 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 29.0% less likely to be obese

In South Africa, 28.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Austria, that number is 20.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.7 times more money

South Africa has a GDP per capita of $13,600 as of 2017, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $50,000 as of 2017.

be 80.0% less likely to be unemployed

In South Africa, 27.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Austria, that number is 5.5% as of 2017.

be 81.9% less likely to live below the poverty line

In South Africa, 16.6% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

pay a 22.2% higher top tax rate

South Africa has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2017. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 95.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In South Africa, approximately 119.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Austria, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 88.1% less likely to die during infancy

In South Africa, approximately 27.8 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.

have 50.5% fewer children

In South Africa, there are approximately 19.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 18.8% more likely to have access to electricity

In South Africa, approximately 84% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Austria, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 56.2% more likely to have internet access

In South Africa, approximately 56.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Austria, about 87.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 11.3% less on education

South Africa spends 6.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Austria spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, South African Revenue Service, Federal Ministry of Finance.

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.
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