Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 15.7 years longer

In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 68 years for women). In Austria, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 17.5% more likely to be obese

In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese. In Austria, that number is 20.1% of people.


make 38.4 times more money

Yemen has a GDP per capita of $1,300, while in Austria, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 79.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed. In Austria, that number is 5.5%.

be 94.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line. In Austria, however, that number is 3.0%.

spend 3.7 times more on taxes

Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Austria, the top tax rate is 55.0%.


be 99.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Yemen, approximately 385.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Austria, 4.0 women do.

be 92.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Yemen, approximately 46.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Austria, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 66.5% less children

In Yemen, there are approximately 28.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Austria, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Yemen, 48% of the population has electricity access. In Austria, 100% of the population do.

be 3.4 times more likely to have internet access

In Yemen, approximately 24.6% of the population has internet access. In Austria, about 84.3% do.

be 82.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Yemen, approximately 55% of people have improved drinking water access (72% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas). In Austria, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 17.4% more on education

Yemen spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education. Austria spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 100.0% more on healthcare

Yemen spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Austria, that number is 11.2% of GDP.

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 Yemen? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Yemen Tax Authority, The World Factbook, Federal Ministry of Finance.


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