Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 54.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Belarus, that number is 0.5% of people as of 2018.

live 1.8 years less


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Belarus, that number is 74 years (68 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 20.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7% as of 2016.

pay a 62.9% lower top tax rate


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0% as of 2017.

be 14.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Belarus, that number is 0.8% as of 2017.

Life

be 94.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Belarus, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 59.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 8.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.

have 11.2% fewer children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Belarus, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 39.3% more likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Belarus, about 79.1% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 17.1% more on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Belarus spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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