Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 15.5% less likely to be obese

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


make 30.3% more money

Spain has a GDP per capita of $38,300, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 67.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Spain, 17.1% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

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

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

spend 22.2% more on taxes

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


be 20.0% less likely to die during childbirth

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


spend 25.6% more on education

Spain spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education. Austria spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 24.4% more on healthcare

Spain spends 9.0% 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 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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