Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Fiji 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 Fiji, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2016.

live 1.9 years less


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Fiji, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.0 times more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Fiji, that number is 30.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 42.9% lower top tax rate


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Fiji, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.

make 45.3% less money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Fiji, the GDP per capita is $9,800 as of 2017.

be 6.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Fiji, that number is 4.5% as of 2017.

be 4.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Fiji, however, that number is 31.0% as of 2009.

Life

have 62.6% more children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Fiji, there are 17.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 12.1% less likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Fiji, about 50.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 64.9% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In Fiji, that number is 1,129 km.

Fiji: At a glance

Fiji is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,274 sq km. Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987 caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE. Re-elected in May 2006, QARASE was ousted in a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, who initially appointed himself acting president but in January 2007 became interim prime minister. Since taking power BAINIMARAMA has neutralized his opponents, crippled Fiji's democratic institutions, and initially refused to hold elections. In 2012, he promised to hold elections in 2014.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority.

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