Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Thailand instead of Taiwan, you would:
live 3.5 years less
In Taiwan, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Thailand, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022.
be 73.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Taiwan, 3.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Thailand, that number is 1.0% as of 2019.
pay a 22.2% lower top tax rate
Taiwan has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Thailand, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 29.4% less money
Taiwan has a GDP per capita of $24,502 as of 2018, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,300 as of 2020.
be 6.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Taiwan, 1.5% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Thailand, however, that number is 9.9% as of 2018.
have 37.2% more children
In Taiwan, there are approximately 7.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Thailand, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 63.0% more likely to die during infancy
In Taiwan, approximately 4.0 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Thailand, on the other hand, 6.5 children do as of 2022.
be 12.4% less likely to have internet access
In Taiwan, approximately 89.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Thailand, about 78.0% do as of 2020.
see 2.1 times more coastline
Taiwan has a total of 1,566 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, Taxation Administration, Ministry of Finance, R.O.C..
Thailand: At a glance
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