Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Thailand, you would:
be 38.0% less likely to be obese
In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
live 1.6 years less
In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
be 93.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Thailand, 9.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.
be 3.7 times more likely to be unemployed
In Thailand, 1.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
pay a 28.6% higher top tax rate
Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 21.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 10.3% less likely to have internet access
In Thailand, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 16.7% more on education
Thailand spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. China spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 42.1% more on healthcare
Thailand spends 3.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In China, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.
see 4.5 times more coastline
Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
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