If you lived in Thailand instead of Faroe Islands, you would:

Health

live 3.6 years less

In Faroe Islands, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Thailand, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022.

Economy

be 55.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Faroe Islands, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Thailand, that number is 1.0% as of 2019.

make 56.8% less money

Faroe Islands has a GDP per capita of $40,000 as of 2014, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,300 as of 2020.

Life

have 32.1% fewer children

In Faroe Islands, there are approximately 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Thailand, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 20.4% less likely to have internet access

In Faroe Islands, approximately 98.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Thailand, about 78.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 63.4% less on education

Faroe Islands spends 8.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Thailand spends 3.0% of total GDP on education as of 2019.

Geography

see 2.9 times more coastline

Faroe Islands has a total of 1,117 km of coastline. In Thailand, that number is 3,219 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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