Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iraq instead of Thailand, you would:
live 3.0 years less
In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Iraq, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020.
be 3.0 times more likely to be obese
In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iraq, that number is 30.4% of people as of 2016.
pay a 57.1% lower top tax rate
Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Iraq, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 22.9 times more likely to be unemployed
In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Iraq, that number is 16.0% as of 2012.
be 3.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Iraq, however, that number is 23.0% as of 2014.
have 2.4 times more children
In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iraq, there are 25.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iraq, 79.0 women do as of 2017.
be 46.1% less likely to be literate
In Thailand, the literacy rate is 92.9% as of 2015. In Iraq, it is 50.1% as of 2018.
be 2.3 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 Iraq, on the other hand, 19.5 children do as of 2020.
be 13.1% less likely to have internet access
In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Iraq, about 49.4% do as of 2018.
see 98.2% less coastline
Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In Iraq, that number is 58 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.
Iraq: At a glance
How big is Iraq compared to Thailand? See an in-depth size comparison.