Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Thailand instead of Russia, you would:
live 3.7 years longer
In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (66 years for men, 78 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 56.7% less likely to be obese
In Russia, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Thailand, that number is 10.0% of people as of 2016.
be 86.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Russia, 5.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Thailand, that number is 0.7% as of 2017.
be 45.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Russia, 13.3% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Thailand, however, that number is 7.2% as of 2015.
make 35.8% less money
Russia has a GDP per capita of $27,900 as of 2017, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2017.
pay a 2.7 times higher top tax rate
Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Thailand, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
be 2.2 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Russia, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Thailand, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 32.3% more likely to die during infancy
In Russia, approximately 6.5 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.
be 29.7% less likely to have internet access
In Russia, approximately 80.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Thailand, about 56.8% do as of 2018.
spend 10.8% more on education
Russia spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Thailand spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
see 91.5% less coastline
Russia has a total of 37,653 km of coastline. In Thailand, that number is 3,219 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.
Thailand: At a glance
How big is Thailand compared to Russia? See an in-depth size comparison.