Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guatemala instead of Thailand, you would:

Health

be 63.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Guatemala, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2018.

live 3.2 years less


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Guatemala, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Guatemala, that number is 21.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 80.0% lower top tax rate


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0% as of 2016.

make 54.2% less money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,200 as of 2017.

be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3% as of 2017.

be 8.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3% as of 2014.

Life

have 2.2 times more children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guatemala, there are 23.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Guatemala, 95.0 women do as of 2017.

be 12.3% less likely to be literate


In Thailand, the literacy rate is 92.9% as of 2015. In Guatemala, it is 81.5% as of 2015.

be 2.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 8.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 14.4% more likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guatemala, about 65.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 31.7% less on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Guatemala spends 2.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 87.6% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

How big is Guatemala 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, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.

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