Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.3 years longer


In Taiwan, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 44.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Taiwan, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Austria, that number is 5.5% as of 2017.

be 100.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Taiwan, 1.5% 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


Taiwan 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 21.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Taiwan, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

have 18.8% more children


In Taiwan, there are approximately 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

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 Taiwan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Taxation Administration, Ministry of Finance, R.O.C., Federal Ministry of Finance.

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