Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Thailand instead of Bangladesh, you would:

Health

live 1.5 years longer


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Thailand, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 11.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Bangladesh, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Thailand, that number is 1.1% of people.

be 2.8 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Thailand, that number is 10.0% of people.

Economy

make 4.3 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,900.

be 82.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Thailand, that number is 0.7%.

be 70.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Thailand, however, that number is 7.2%.

spend 16.7% more on taxes


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Thailand, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 88.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Thailand, 20.0 women do.

be 71.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Thailand, on the other hand, 9.2 children do.

be 27.6% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Thailand, it is 92.9%.

have 41.5% less children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Thailand, there are 11.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 65.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas). In Thailand, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Thailand, about 47.5% do.

be 12.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Bangladesh, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Thailand, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 64.0% more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Thailand spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.3 times more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Thailand, that number is 6.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 5.5 times more coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Thailand, that number is 3,219 km.

Thailand: At a glance

Thailand is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 510,890 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.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Thailand. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this