Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Austria instead of United States, you would:

Health

live 1.6 years longer


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women). In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 44.5% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese. In Austria, that number is 20.1% of people.

Economy

be 80.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0%.

make 16.1% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 25.0% more likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

spend 38.9% more on taxes


United States has a top tax rate of 39.6%. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0%.

Life

be 71.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In United States, approximately 14.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Austria, 4.0 women do.

be 41.4% less likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 24.0% less children


In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.6% more likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 76.2% of the population has internet access. In Austria, about 84.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 34.5% less on healthcare


United States spends 17.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Austria, that number is 11.2% of GDP.

Learn more about Austria

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 United States? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Ministry of Finance.