Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Austria instead of Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 2.1 years longer


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 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

make 35.1% more money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000 as of 2016, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $50,000 as of 2017.

be 47.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Virgin Islands, 10.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Austria, that number is 5.5% as of 2017.

be 89.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Virgin Islands, 28.9% live below the poverty line as of 2002. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

Life

be 55.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.4 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 21.5% fewer children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 36.2% more likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 64.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Austria, about 87.7% do as of 2018.

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 Virgin Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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