Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 50.5% less likely to be obese


In Slovenia, 20.2% of adults are obese. In Thailand, that number is 10.0% of people.

be 11.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Slovenia, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Thailand, that number is 1.1% of people.

live 3.4 years less


In Slovenia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 82 years for women). In Thailand, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

be 89.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Slovenia, 6.6% of adults are unemployed. In Thailand, that number is 0.7%.

be 48.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Slovenia, 13.9% live below the poverty line. In Thailand, however, that number is 7.2%.

spend 30.0% less on taxes


Slovenia has a top tax rate of 50.0%. In Thailand, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

make 48.0% less money


Slovenia has a GDP per capita of $34,400, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,900.

Life

have 34.1% more children


In Slovenia, there are approximately 8.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Thailand, there are 11.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Slovenia, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Thailand, 20.0 women do.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Slovenia, approximately 3.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Thailand, on the other hand, 9.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 37.1% less likely to have internet access


In Slovenia, approximately 75.5% of the population has internet access. In Thailand, about 47.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 22.6% less on education


Slovenia spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education. Thailand spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 29.3% less on healthcare


Slovenia spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Thailand, that number is 6.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 69.1 times more coastline


Slovenia has a total of 47 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 Slovenia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tax Administration of the Republic of Slovenia, The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.

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