Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Thailand instead of Australia, you would:
be 65.5% less likely to be obese
In Australia, 29.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Thailand, that number is 10.0% of people as of 2016.
live 5.4 years less
In Australia, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022. In Thailand, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022.
be 80.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Australia, 5.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Thailand, that number is 1.0% as of 2019.
pay a 22.2% lower top tax rate
Australia has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Thailand, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 64.5% less money
Australia has a GDP per capita of $48,700 as of 2020, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,300 as of 2020.
be 6.2 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Australia, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Thailand, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy
In Australia, approximately 3.0 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Thailand, on the other hand, 6.5 children do as of 2022.
have 17.6% fewer children
In Australia, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Thailand, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 13.3% less likely to have internet access
In Australia, approximately 90.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Thailand, about 78.0% do as of 2020.
spend 41.2% less on education
Australia spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Thailand spends 3.0% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
spend 61.6% less on healthcare
Australia spends 9.9% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Thailand, that number is 3.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 87.5% less coastline
Australia has a total of 25,760 km of coastline. In Thailand, that number is 3,219 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Australian Taxation Office, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.
Thailand: At a glance
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