United States compared to Thailand

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If you moved to Thailand from United States, you would..


make 70.7% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Thailand Thailand ($16,800 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $16,800.
Category: United States vs. Thailand - GDP Per Capita

live 5.1 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Thailand Thailand (74.7 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 74.7 years.
Category: United States vs. Thailand - Life Expectancy

consume 80.1% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Thailand Thailand (2,404 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Thailand, that number is 2,404 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Thailand - Electricity Consumption

have 11.2% fewer babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Thailand Thailand (11.1 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Thailand, that number is 11.1 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Thailand - Birth Rate

be 16.6% less likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Thailand Thailand (12.6% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Thailand, that number is 12.6% of people.
Category: United States vs. Thailand - Poverty Line

be 62.1% more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Thailand Thailand (9.4 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Thailand, on the other hand, 9.4 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Thailand - Infant Mortality

be 80.9% less likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Thailand Thailand (0.9% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Thailand, that number is 0.9% of people.
Category: United States vs. Thailand - Unemployment

see 83.8% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Thailand Thailand (3,219 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Thailand, that number is 3,219 km.
Category: United States vs. Thailand - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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A brief history of Thailand

Thailand is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 513,120 sq km. A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy. In alliance with Japan during World War II, Thailand became a US treaty ally in 1954 after sending troops to Korea and later fighting alongside the United States in Vietnam. Thailand since 2005 has experienced several rounds of political turmoil including a military coup in 2006 that ousted then Prime Minister THAKSIN Chinnawat, followed by large-scale street protests by competing political factions in 2008, 2009, and 2010. THAKSIN's youngest sister, YINGLAK Chinnawat, in 2011 led the Puea Thai Party to an electoral win and assumed control of the government. A blanket amnesty bill for individuals involved in street protests, altered at the last minute to include all political crimes - including all convictions against THAKSIN - triggered months of large-scale anti-government protests in Bangkok beginning in November 2013. In early May 2014 YINGLAK was removed from office and in late May 2014 the Royal Thai Army staged a coup against the caretaker government. Thailand has also experienced violence associated with the ethno-nationalist insurgency in Thailand's southern Malay-Muslim majority provinces. Since January 2004, thousands have been killed and wounded in the insurgency.

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