Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

live 5.5 years longer


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Germany, that number is 81 years (79 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 Germany, that number is 22.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.8 times more money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,800 as of 2017.

be 5.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Germany, that number is 3.8% as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7% as of 2015.

pay a 35.7% higher top tax rate


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 81.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Germany, 7.0 women do as of 2017.

be 61.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 8.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

have 19.6% fewer children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 57.9% more likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Germany, about 89.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 17.1% more on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Germany spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 25.8% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.

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