Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Bulgaria, that number is 25.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 21.8% more money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Bulgaria, the GDP per capita is $21,800 as of 2017.

pay a 71.4% lower top tax rate


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Bulgaria, the top tax rate is 10.0% as of 2016.

be 8.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Bulgaria, that number is 6.2% as of 2017.

be 3.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Bulgaria, however, that number is 23.4% as of 2016.

Life

be 73.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Bulgaria, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

have 22.4% fewer children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Bulgaria, there are 8.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 14.0% more likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Bulgaria, about 64.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 89.0% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In Bulgaria, that number is 354 km.

Bulgaria: At a glance

Bulgaria is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 108,489 sq km. The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Revenue Agency, Bulgaria, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.

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