Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 90.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Bahrain, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2017.

live 3.8 years longer


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Bahrain, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.0 times more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Bahrain, that number is 29.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.7 times more money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Bahrain, the GDP per capita is $49,000 as of 2017.

be 5.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Bahrain, that number is 3.6% as of 2017.

Life

be 62.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Bahrain, 14.0 women do as of 2017.

have 18.7% more children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Bahrain, there are 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 73.6% more likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Bahrain, about 98.6% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 43.9% less on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Bahrain spends 2.3% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 95.0% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In Bahrain, that number is 161 km.

Bahrain: At a glance

Bahrain is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 760 sq km. In 1783, the Sunni Al-Khalifa family took power in Bahrain. In order to secure these holdings, it entered into a series of treaties with the UK during the 19th century that made Bahrain a British protectorate. The archipelago attained its independence in 1971. Facing declining oil reserves, Bahrain has turned to petroleum processing and refining and has become an international banking center. Bahrain's small size and central location among Gulf countries require it to play a delicate balancing act in foreign affairs among its larger neighbors. The Sunni-led government has struggled to manage relations with its large Shia-majority population. In early 2011, amid Arab uprisings elsewhere in the region, the Bahraini Government confronted similar protests at home with police and military action, including deploying Gulf Cooperation Council security forces to Bahrain. Sporadic clashes between demonstrators and security forces continue in Bahrain. Ongoing dissatisfaction with the political status quo has led to a broader discussion termed the Bahrain National Dialogue, a process that convenes members of the executive, parliament, and political societies in an attempt to reach a political agreement.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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