Comparing United States to Thailand

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MAKE 81.3% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Thailand  THAILAND ($9,900.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Thailand, that number is $9,900.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Thailand GDP

LIVE 5.4 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Thailand  THAILAND (74.18 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 74.18.
Category: United States vs. Thailand life expectancy

CONSUME 79.5% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Thailand  THAILAND (2,501 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Thailand, it is 2,501 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Thailand electricity consumption

BE 83.3% MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Thailand  THAILAND (1.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Thailand, that number is 1.1%.
Category: United States vs. Thailand AIDS percentage

BE 59.8% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Thailand  THAILAND (9.86 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Thailand, on the other hand, there are a total of 9.86 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Thailand infant mortality

BE 90.4% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Thailand  THAILAND (0.7% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Thailand 0.7% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Thailand unemployment rate

HAVE 16.1% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Thailand  THAILAND (11.26 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Thailand, however, there are a total of 11.26 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Thailand birth rate

BE 12.6% LESS LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Thailand  THAILAND (13.2% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Thailand, 13.2% are.
Category: United States vs. Thailand poverty

SEE A 83.8% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Thailand  THAILAND (3,219km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Thailand has a total of 3,219 km.
Category: United States vs. Thailand coastline

At a Glance: Thailand

  • Land Area: ~513 thousand sq km (United States is ~19 times bigger than Thailand)
  • Population: ~68 million people (251 million more people live in United States)

How big is Thailand compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Thailand (513,120 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).