Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Thailand instead of Japan, you would:
be 11.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Japan, 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 10.4 years less
In Japan, the average life expectancy is 86 years (83 years for men, 90 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 2.3 times more likely to be obese
In Japan, 4.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Thailand, that number is 10.0% of people as of 2016.
be 75.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Japan, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Thailand, that number is 0.7% as of 2017.
be 55.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Japan, 16.1% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Thailand, however, that number is 7.2% as of 2015.
pay a 37.4% lower top tax rate
Japan has a top tax rate of 56.0% as of 2016. In Thailand, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 58.3% less money
Japan has a GDP per capita of $42,900 as of 2017, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2017.
have 46.6% more children
In Japan, there are approximately 7.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Thailand, there are 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 7.4 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Japan, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Thailand, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 4.5 times more likely to die during infancy
In Japan, approximately 1.9 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.
be 32.8% less likely to have internet access
In Japan, approximately 84.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Thailand, about 56.8% do as of 2018.
spend 17.1% more on education
Japan spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Thailand spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
see 89.2% less coastline
Japan has a total of 29,751 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, National Tax Agency Japan.
Thailand: At a glance
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