Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Latvia 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 Latvia, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2018.

be 2.4 times more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Latvia, that number is 23.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 54.7% more money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Latvia, the GDP per capita is $27,700 as of 2017.

pay a 34.3% lower top tax rate


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Latvia, the top tax rate is 23.0% as of 2016.

be 12.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Latvia, that number is 8.7% as of 2017.

be 3.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Latvia, however, that number is 25.5% as of 2015.

Life

be 48.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Latvia, 19.0 women do as of 2017.

be 41.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 8.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Latvia, on the other hand, 5.0 children do as of 2020.

have 14.0% fewer children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Latvia, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 47.1% more likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Latvia, about 83.6% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 29.3% more on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Latvia spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 84.5% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In Latvia, that number is 498 km.

Latvia: At a glance

Latvia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,249 sq km. The name "Latvia" originates from the ancient Latgalians, one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the Latvian people (ca. 8th-12th centuries A.D.). The region subsequently came under the control of Germans, Poles, Swedes, and finally, Russians. A Latvian republic emerged following World War I, but it was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. Latvia reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of the Russian minority (some 28% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2014.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: State Revenue Service, Latvia, The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.

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