Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Thailand instead of Malawi, you would:
be 88.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Malawi, 9.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Thailand, that number is 1.1% of people as of 2018.
live 12.4 years longer
In Malawi, 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.
be 72.4% more likely to be obese
In Malawi, 5.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Thailand, that number is 10.0% of people as of 2016.
make 14.9 times more money
Malawi has a GDP per capita of $1,200 as of 2017, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2017.
be 96.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Malawi, 20.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Thailand, that number is 0.7% as of 2017.
be 85.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Malawi, 50.7% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Thailand, however, that number is 7.2% as of 2015.
pay a 16.7% higher top tax rate
Malawi has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Thailand, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
be 89.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In Malawi, approximately 349.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Thailand, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 49.6% more likely to be literate
In Malawi, the literacy rate is 62.1% as of 2015. In Thailand, it is 92.9% as of 2015.
be 78.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Malawi, approximately 39.5 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 73.3% fewer children
In Malawi, there are approximately 40.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Thailand, there are 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 9.1 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Malawi, approximately 11% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Thailand, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 4.1 times more likely to have internet access
In Malawi, approximately 13.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Thailand, about 56.8% do as of 2018.
be 12.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Malawi, approximately 89% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 87% 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.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Malawi Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.
Thailand: At a glance
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