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63 percent of Austrians happy with their life

63 percent of the Austrian population is happy with the current life, but only 25 percent of the Austrians are optimistic about their future. Results of a new survey.

There are almost no differences between the sexes. Only between men and women who are older than 80 years. In this group 83 percent of the men are happy, but only 26 percent of the women. The most happiest Austrians can be found in the age between 15 and 19 (71 percent). The lowest amount of happy people is located in the age group between 30 and 39 years (59 percent).

A lot of money makes happy, is another result of the survey. People with a high salary are usually much happier than people with a low salary. Austrians who earn more than 3.600 Euro every month have a percentage of happy people of 75 percent. People who do not earn more than 900 Euro every month have a percentage of only 45 percent.

Was the life better in the past? Viennese do not agree. The most proponents in that question come from the provinces Tirol and Styria.

Another interesting fact is the result that Austrian families with children are not so happy. The percentage of happy people has the highest values if there are no children in the family (65 percent). There are only 43 percent of happy families who are living with three or more children.


Childcare law in Austria

The new childcare law in Austria brings shorter opening hours in kindergartens, after school care centres and toddler groups, as well as a lower quality in the pedagogic service and more pressure on parents, claim experts. If the situation should be improved, it’s necessary that the communities put more money into the financing. Experts also […]

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Austrians are very unhappy about their salaries

Compared to other nations, Austrians are very unhappy about their salaries. This shows a new study of the future researcher Reinhold Popp. Not even a fifth of all working Austrians is satisfied with the salary. Only 16 percent are happy with the amount of money they receive from the employer. There is much more satisfaction […]

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Cartinthian newspaper against beach volleyball in Klagenfurt

In todays issue of a Carinthian newspaper a critical article about the beach volleyball event in Klagenfurt puts oil on troubled waters. The beach volleyball tournament in Klagenfurt receives 900.000 Euro public sponsorship every year. A bit too much for a federal state which is hopeless indebted, thinks a columnist of the newspaper. 2,5 billion […]

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Freedom party against ban of foreign currency loans

Upper Austrias provincial Freedom party chairman Lutz Weinzinger shows himself very upset about the decided ban of foreign currency loans in Austria. The only exception are “wealthy customers”. They are still allowed to take those controversial foreign currency loans. Weinzinger said that Austrias capital market supervisor known as “FMA” is the henchman of the banks. […]

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Austrians save less money and make more debts

Calculations of the National Bank of Austria revealed the fact that Austrians are not so much motivated anymore to save a lot of money. The national saving rate decreased from 12 down to 11,2 percent in the third quartal 2009. Less money was invested into financial assets, and this is the reason of a “slower […]

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Pyramid scheme in Austria: 2 million Euro gains

A pyramid scheme in Austrias federal state of Styria, especially in the area around the town of Voitsberg, is going on since several years. The police claims that the harm of the illegal business model already reaches the total of more than 2 million Euro. At the moment the police was able to trace 13 […]

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Carinthia is the poorest province of Austria

According to a research of the institute called “Makam Market Research”, Carinthia stays Austrias poorest federal state. Styria and Burgenland are also not one of the richest provinces in Austria. They are barely infront of Carinthia. The richest regions of Austria are accordingly Vienna, Salzburg and Vorarlberg. The biggest increase of wealth was found in […]

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From Vienna to Innsbruck: flight or railway?

The Austrian railway does not care about the cheap airline tickets from Vienna to Innsbruck. “We won’t decrease our fares”, says the spokesman of the Austrian railway “ÖBB”. The airlines of SkyEurope and Tyrolean offer very cheap tickets to fly from Vienna to Innsbruck and back. One flight is possible for 29 EUR. By way […]

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Fuel tourism on the Austrian borderland to Germany

Good times for the petrol stations in those parts of Austria, which are located close to the German border. More and more Germans are coming to refuel their cars for a cheaper price in Austria. Now the oil traders and oil combines want to expand their petrol station net in those areas. The Austrian regions […]

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Austrians want longer opening hours for banks

According to a survey of the market investigation institute Karmasin, Austrians want better opening hours for their banks. The banks should also open on Saturday. 47% of Austrians would agree an extension of opening hours. More personal contact and better informations about new products, are another important things. Only 27% of the Austrians are satisfied […]

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Every fifth client of debtor advisory boards in Austria is under 25 years

Every fifth person in Austria under 25 years, needs the service of the debtor advisory board. The beginning of the Austrians to their “debtor career”, already starts before the 20th birthday. A start into life with personal bankruptcy is becoming more and more normality for young people in Austria. The Upper Austrian college and the […]

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