Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Thailand instead of Guinea-Bissau, you would:
be 68.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Guinea-Bissau, 3.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Thailand, that number is 1.1% of people as of 2018.
live 12.8 years longer
In Guinea-Bissau, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020. In Thailand, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.
make 9.4 times more money
Guinea-Bissau has a GDP per capita of $1,900 as of 2017, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2017.
be 89.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Guinea-Bissau, 67.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Thailand, however, that number is 7.2% as of 2015.
be 94.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Guinea-Bissau, approximately 667.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Thailand, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 55.1% more likely to be literate
In Guinea-Bissau, the literacy rate is 59.9% as of 2015. In Thailand, it is 92.9% as of 2015.
be 83.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Guinea-Bissau, approximately 51.9 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.
have 71.0% fewer children
In Guinea-Bissau, there are approximately 36.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Thailand, there are 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 6.8 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Guinea-Bissau, approximately 15% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Thailand, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 14.5 times more likely to have internet access
In Guinea-Bissau, approximately 3.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Thailand, about 56.8% do as of 2018.
be 36.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Guinea-Bissau, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access (91% in urban areas, and 60% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Thailand, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 95.2% more on education
Guinea-Bissau spends 2.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Thailand spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
see 9.2 times more coastline
Guinea-Bissau has a total of 350 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
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