Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Thailand instead of Latvia, you would:
be 57.6% less likely to be obese
In Latvia, 23.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Thailand, that number is 10.0% of people as of 2016.
be 2.8 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Latvia, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Thailand, that number is 1.1% of people as of 2018.
be 92.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Latvia, 8.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Thailand, that number is 0.7% as of 2017.
be 71.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Latvia, 25.5% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Thailand, however, that number is 7.2% as of 2015.
make 35.4% less money
Latvia has a GDP per capita of $27,700 as of 2017, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2017.
pay a 52.2% higher top tax rate
Latvia has a top tax rate of 23.0% as of 2016. In Thailand, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
have 16.3% more children
In Latvia, there are approximately 9.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Thailand, there are 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 94.7% more likely to die during childbirth
In Latvia, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Thailand, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 72.0% more likely to die during infancy
In Latvia, approximately 5.0 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 32.0% less likely to have internet access
In Latvia, approximately 83.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Thailand, about 56.8% do as of 2018.
spend 22.6% less on education
Latvia spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Thailand spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
see 6.5 times more coastline
Latvia has a total of 498 km of coastline. In Thailand, that number is 3,219 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: State Revenue Service, Latvia, The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.
Thailand: At a glance
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