Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Thailand instead of Netherlands, you would:
be 51.0% less likely to be obese
In Netherlands, 20.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Thailand, that number is 10.0% of people as of 2016.
live 4.5 years less
In Netherlands, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 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 71.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Netherlands, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Thailand, that number is 1.0% as of 2019.
be 27.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Netherlands, 13.6% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Thailand, however, that number is 9.9% as of 2018.
pay a 32.7% lower top tax rate
Netherlands has a top tax rate of 52.0% as of 2016. In Thailand, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 68.1% less money
Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $54,200 as of 2020, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,300 as of 2020.
be 7.4 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Netherlands, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Thailand, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 90.3% more likely to die during infancy
In Netherlands, approximately 3.4 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.
be 14.3% less likely to have internet access
In Netherlands, approximately 91.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Thailand, about 78.0% do as of 2020.
spend 44.4% less on education
Netherlands spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Thailand spends 3.0% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
spend 62.4% less on healthcare
Netherlands spends 10.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Thailand, that number is 3.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 7.1 times more coastline
Netherlands has a total of 451 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, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst.
Thailand: At a glance
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