Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 63.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Belarus, that number is 0.4% of people.

live 1.9 years less


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese


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

Economy

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


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

spend 62.9% less on taxes


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

be 42.9% more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

Life

be 80.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 20.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

be 60.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 9.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 49.7% more likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 47.5% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 12.3% less on healthcare


Thailand spends 6.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belarus, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

spend 22.0% more on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

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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