Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

live 5.7 years longer


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Finland, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 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 Finland, that number is 22.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.5 times more money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Finland, the GDP per capita is $44,500 as of 2017.

be 12.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Finland, that number is 8.5% as of 2017.

pay a 47.4% higher top tax rate


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Finland, the top tax rate is 51.6% as of 2016.

Life

be 91.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Finland, 3.0 women do as of 2017.

be 70.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 8.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Finland, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 56.4% more likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Finland, about 88.9% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 68.3% more on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Finland spends 6.9% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 61.2% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In Finland, that number is 1,250 km.

Finland: At a glance

Finland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 303,815 sq km. Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It gained complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it successfully defended its independence through cooperation with Germany and resisted subsequent invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, Finland transformed from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro single currency at its initiation in January 1999. In the 21st century, the key features of Finland's modern welfare state are high quality education, promotion of equality, and a national social welfare system - currently challenged by an aging population and the fluctuations of an export-driven economy.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Finnish Tax Administration, The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.

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