Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Lesotho instead of Thailand, you would:
be 21.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Lesotho, that number is 23.6% of people as of 2018.
live 22.6 years less
In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Lesotho, that number is 53 years (53 years for men, 53 years for women) as of 2020.
be 66.0% more likely to be obese
In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Lesotho, that number is 16.6% of people as of 2016.
pay a 14.3% lower top tax rate
Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Lesotho, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
make 81.6% less money
Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Lesotho, the GDP per capita is $3,300 as of 2017.
be 40.1 times more likely to be unemployed
In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Lesotho, that number is 28.1% as of 2014.
be 7.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Lesotho, however, that number is 57.0% as of 2016.
have 2.2 times more children
In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Lesotho, there are 23.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 14.7 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Lesotho, 544.0 women do as of 2017.
be 14.5% less likely to be literate
In Thailand, the literacy rate is 92.9% as of 2015. In Lesotho, it is 79.4% as of 2015.
be 4.8 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 Lesotho, on the other hand, 41.5 children do as of 2020.
be 70.3% less likely to have access to electricity
In Thailand, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Lesotho, 30% of the population do as of 2017.
be 49.0% less likely to have internet access
In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Lesotho, about 29.0% do as of 2018.
be 21.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Thailand, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Lesotho, that number is 78% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 56.1% more on education
Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Lesotho spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.
Lesotho: At a glance
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