Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Thailand instead of Panama, you would:
be 55.9% less likely to be obese
In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Thailand, that number is 10.0% of people as of 2016.
be 22.2% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Panama, 0.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Thailand, that number is 1.1% of people as of 2018.
live 3.6 years less
In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 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 88.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Panama, 6.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Thailand, that number is 0.7% as of 2017.
be 68.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Panama, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Thailand, however, that number is 7.2% as of 2015.
make 29.5% less money
Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400 as of 2017, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2017.
pay a 40.0% higher top tax rate
Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Thailand, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
be 28.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In Panama, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Thailand, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
have 37.4% fewer children
In Panama, there are approximately 17.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Thailand, there are 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 28.1% more on education
Panama spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. Thailand spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
see 29.3% more coastline
Panama has a total of 2,490 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, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama.
Thailand: At a glance
How big is Thailand compared to Panama? See an in-depth size comparison.