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

Health

be 4.3 times more likely to be obese

In South Korea, 4.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Austria, that number is 20.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 22.7% more money

South Korea has a GDP per capita of $42,300 as of 2020, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $51,900 as of 2020.

be 95.5% more likely to be unemployed

In South Korea, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Austria, that number is 7.3% as of 2019.

pay a 44.7% higher top tax rate

South Korea has a top tax rate of 38.0% as of 2016. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 54.5% less likely to die during childbirth

In South Korea, approximately 11.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Austria, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

have 36.6% more children

In South Korea, there are approximately 6.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Austria, there are 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 12.9% more likely to die during infancy

In South Korea, approximately 2.9 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2022.

Expenditures

spend 15.6% more on education

South Korea spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Austria spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 26.8% more on healthcare

South Korea spends 8.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Austria, that number is 10.4% of GDP as of 2019.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Tax Service, South Korea, 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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