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 26.6% more money

South Korea has a GDP per capita of $39,500 as of 2017, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $50,000 as of 2017.

be 79.2% less likely to live below the poverty line

In South Korea, 14.4% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

be 48.6% more likely to be unemployed

In South Korea, 3.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Austria, that number is 5.5% as of 2017.

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 15.9% more children

In South Korea, there are approximately 8.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.


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.
Read more

How big is Austria compared to South Korea? See an in-depth size comparison.

Share this

ASK THE ELSEWHERE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Austria. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.