Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.2 years longer


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 34.9% more money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 47.1% less likely to be unemployed


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

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


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

Life

be 57.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 25.8% less children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 53.8% more likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 54.8% of the population has internet access. In Austria, about 84.3% do.

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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