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

Health

be 5.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Singapore, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Thailand, that number is 1.1% of people as of 2018.

live 10.4 years less

In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 86 years (83 years for men, 89 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 63.9% more likely to be obese

In Singapore, 6.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Thailand, that number is 10.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 68.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Thailand, that number is 0.7% as of 2017.

make 81.0% less money

Singapore has a GDP per capita of $94,100 as of 2017, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2017.

pay a 59.1% higher top tax rate

Singapore has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2016. In Thailand, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 20.2% more children

In Singapore, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Thailand, there are 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 4.6 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Singapore, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Thailand, 37.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.7 times more likely to die during infancy

In Singapore, approximately 2.3 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.

Basic Needs

be 35.6% less likely to have internet access

In Singapore, approximately 88.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Thailand, about 56.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 41.4% more on education

Singapore spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Thailand spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 16.7 times more coastline

Singapore has a total of 193 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, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

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.
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