Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Thailand, you would:
live 4.9 years longer
In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In France, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
be 2.2 times more likely to be obese
In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In France, that number is 21.6% of people as of 2016.
make 2.4 times more money
Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,300 as of 2020, while in France, the GDP per capita is $42,000 as of 2020.
be 8.2 times more likely to be unemployed
In Thailand, 1.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In France, that number is 8.1% as of 2019.
be 37.4% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Thailand, 9.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In France, however, that number is 13.6% as of 2018.
pay a 43.4% higher top tax rate
Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.
be 78.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.
be 51.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Thailand, approximately 6.5 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In France, on the other hand, 3.1 children do as of 2022.
have 15.0% more children
In Thailand, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In France, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 80.0% more on education
Thailand spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 2.9 times more on healthcare
Thailand spends 3.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In France, that number is 11.1% of GDP as of 2019.
see 50.8% more coastline
Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.
France: At a glance
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