Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Thailand instead of Iceland, you would:
be 54.3% less likely to be obese
In Iceland, 21.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Thailand, that number is 10.0% of people as of 2016.
be 11.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Iceland, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Thailand, that number is 1.1% of people as of 2018.
live 7.7 years less
In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Thailand, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.
be 75.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 2.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Thailand, that number is 0.7% as of 2017.
pay a 24.4% lower top tax rate
Iceland has a top tax rate of 46.3% as of 2016. In Thailand, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 65.7% less money
Iceland has a GDP per capita of $52,200 as of 2017, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2017.
be 9.2 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Iceland, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Thailand, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 4.1 times more likely to die during infancy
In Iceland, approximately 2.1 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 19.5% fewer children
In Iceland, there are approximately 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Thailand, there are 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 42.6% less likely to have internet access
In Iceland, approximately 99.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Thailand, about 56.8% do as of 2018.
spend 45.3% less on education
Iceland spends 7.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Thailand spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
see 35.2% less coastline
Iceland has a total of 4,970 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, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Thailand: At a glance
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