Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Thailand instead of Maldives, you would:
live 0.8 years less
In Maldives, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 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 16.3% more likely to be obese
In Maldives, 8.6% 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 Maldives, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Thailand, that number is 0.7% as of 2017.
be 52.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Maldives, 15.0% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Thailand, however, that number is 7.2% as of 2015.
be 30.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Maldives, approximately 53.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Thailand, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 56.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Maldives, approximately 19.8 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 33.1% fewer children
In Maldives, there are approximately 16.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Thailand, there are 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 10.1% less likely to have internet access
In Maldives, approximately 63.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Thailand, about 56.8% do as of 2018.
see 5.0 times more coastline
Maldives has a total of 644 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
How big is Thailand compared to Maldives? See an in-depth size comparison.