Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Thailand instead of South Korea, you would:
live 7.0 years less
In South Korea, the average life expectancy is 83 years (79 years for men, 86 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 2.1 times more likely to be obese
In South Korea, 4.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Thailand, that number is 10.0% of people as of 2016.
be 81.1% less likely to be unemployed
In South Korea, 3.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Thailand, that number is 0.7% as of 2017.
be 50.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In South Korea, 14.4% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Thailand, however, that number is 7.2% as of 2015.
make 54.7% less money
South Korea has a GDP per capita of $39,500 as of 2017, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2017.
have 30.5% more children
In South Korea, there are approximately 8.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Thailand, there are 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 3.4 times more likely to die during childbirth
In South Korea, approximately 11.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Thailand, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 2.9 times more likely to die during infancy
In South Korea, approximately 3.0 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 40.8% less likely to have internet access
In South Korea, approximately 95.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Thailand, about 56.8% do as of 2018.
spend 22.6% less on education
South Korea spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Thailand spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
see 33.4% more coastline
South Korea has a total of 2,413 km of coastline. In Thailand, that number is 3,219 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Thailand: At a glance
How big is Thailand compared to South Korea? See an in-depth size comparison.