Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Thailand instead of Mexico, you would:
live 5.3 years longer
In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022. In Thailand, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022.
be 65.4% less likely to be obese
In Mexico, 28.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Thailand, that number is 10.0% of people as of 2016.
be 71.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Mexico, 3.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Thailand, that number is 1.0% as of 2019.
be 76.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Mexico, 41.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Thailand, however, that number is 9.9% as of 2018.
be 45.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Mexico, approximately 11.9 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Thailand, on the other hand, 6.5 children do as of 2022.
have 25.2% fewer children
In Mexico, there are approximately 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Thailand, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 30.2% less on education
Mexico spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Thailand spends 3.0% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
spend 29.6% less on healthcare
Mexico spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Thailand, that number is 3.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 65.5% less coastline
Mexico has a total of 9,330 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 Mexico? See an in-depth size comparison.