Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Austria instead of Switzerland, you would:
live 0.9 years less
In Switzerland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 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 54.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Switzerland, 6.6% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.
make 19.5% less money
Switzerland has a GDP per capita of $62,100 as of 2017, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $50,000 as of 2017.
be 71.9% more likely to be unemployed
In Switzerland, 3.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Austria, that number is 5.5% as of 2017.
pay a 37.5% higher top tax rate
Switzerland has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0% as of 2016.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Swiss Federal Tax Administration, Federal Ministry of Finance.
Austria: At a glance
How big is Austria compared to Switzerland? See an in-depth size comparison.