If you lived in Thailand instead of Guinea-Bissau, you would:

Health

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.

Economy

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.

Life

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.

Basic Needs

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.

Expenditures

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.

Geography

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

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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