Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Brazil 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 Brazil, that number is 0.5% of people as of 2018.

live 0.9 years less


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Brazil, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.2 times more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Brazil, that number is 22.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 41.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2% as of 2016.

pay a 21.4% lower top tax rate


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Brazil, the top tax rate is 27.5% as of 2016.

make 12.8% less money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $15,600 as of 2017.

be 18.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Brazil, that number is 12.8% as of 2017.

Life

have 27.1% more children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Brazil, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 62.2% more likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Brazil, 60.0 women do as of 2017.

be 84.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 8.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Brazil, on the other hand, 15.9 children do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 51.2% more on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Brazil spends 6.2% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 2.3 times more coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In Brazil, that number is 7,491 km.

Brazil: At a glance

Brazil is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 8,358,140 sq km. Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil underwent more than a half century of populist and military government until 1985, when the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader, one of the first in the area to begin an economic recovery. High income inequality and crime remain pressing problems, as well as recent years' slow down in economic growth.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Secretaria da Receita Federal do Brasil, The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.

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