Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Thailand instead of Seychelles, you would:

Health

be 28.6% less likely to be obese


In Seychelles, 14.0% of adults are obese. In Thailand, that number is 10.0% of people.

Economy

be 82.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Seychelles, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Thailand, that number is 0.7%.

be 81.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line. In Thailand, however, that number is 7.2%.

make 38.1% less money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,900.

spend 2.3 times more on taxes


Seychelles has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Thailand, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

have 19.7% less children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Thailand, there are 11.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 15.9% less likely to have internet access


In Seychelles, approximately 56.5% of the population has internet access. In Thailand, about 47.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 13.9% more on education


Seychelles spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Thailand spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 91.2% more on healthcare


Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Thailand, that number is 6.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 6.6 times more coastline


Seychelles has a total of 491 km of coastline. In Thailand, that number is 3,219 km.

Thailand: At a glance

Thailand is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 510,890 sq km. A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy. In alliance with Japan during World War II, Thailand became a US treaty ally in 1954 after sending troops to Korea and later fighting alongside the United States in Vietnam. Thailand since 2005 has experienced several rounds of political turmoil including a military coup in 2006 that ousted then Prime Minister THAKSIN Chinnawat, followed by large-scale street protests by competing political factions in 2008, 2009, and 2010. THAKSIN's youngest sister, YINGLAK Chinnawat, in 2011 led the Puea Thai Party to an electoral win and assumed control of the government. A blanket amnesty bill for individuals involved in street protests, altered at the last minute to include all political crimes - including all convictions against THAKSIN - triggered months of large-scale anti-government protests in Bangkok beginning in November 2013. In early May 2014 YINGLAK was removed from office and in late May 2014 the Royal Thai Army staged a coup against the caretaker government. Thailand has also experienced violence associated with the ethno-nationalist insurgency in Thailand's southern Malay-Muslim majority provinces. Since January 2004, thousands have been killed and wounded in the insurgency.

How big is Thailand compared to Seychelles? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.

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