Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Thailand instead of China, you would:
live 1.6 years longer
In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Thailand, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022.
be 61.3% more likely to be obese
In China, 6.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Thailand, that number is 10.0% of people as of 2016.
be 72.8% less likely to be unemployed
In China, 3.6% 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
China has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Thailand, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
be 16.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In China, 0.6% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Thailand, however, that number is 9.9% as of 2018.
be 27.6% more likely to die during childbirth
In China, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Thailand, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 11.4% more likely to have internet access
In China, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Thailand, about 78.0% do as of 2020.
spend 14.3% less on education
China spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Thailand spends 3.0% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
spend 29.6% less on healthcare
China spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Thailand, that number is 3.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 77.8% less coastline
China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Thailand, that number is 3,219 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand, State Administration of Taxation.
Thailand: At a glance
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