Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Thailand instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 3.6 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Thailand, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 75.9% less likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Thailand, that number is 0.7% as of 2017.

make 47.7% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2017.

Life

be 21.8% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Thailand, on the other hand, 8.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 30.3% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Thailand, about 56.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 28.1% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Thailand spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 40.2 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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