Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Thailand, you would:
be 72.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In France, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2018.
live 6.6 years longer
In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 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 France, that number is 21.6% of people as of 2016.
make 2.5 times more money
Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.
be 13.4 times more likely to be unemployed
In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.
be 97.2% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In France, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2015.
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 62.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Thailand, approximately 8.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.
have 11.2% more children
In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 44.4% more likely to have internet access
In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In France, about 82.0% do as of 2018.
spend 31.7% more on education
Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
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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