Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 15.5% less likely to be obese


In Spain, 23.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Austria, that number is 20.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 30.2% more money


Spain has a GDP per capita of $38,400 as of 2017, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $50,000 as of 2017.

be 68.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Spain, 17.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Austria, that number is 5.5% as of 2017.

be 85.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Spain, 21.1% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

pay a 22.2% higher top tax rate


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

Life

be 25.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Spain, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Austria, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 31.0% more on education


Spain spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Austria spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

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 Spain? 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, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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