Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Lesotho instead of Thailand, you would:
be 21.1 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Thailand, 1.0% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Lesotho, that number is 21.1% of people as of 2020.
live 18.1 years less
In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In Lesotho, that number is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women) as of 2022.
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 86.7% less money
Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,300 as of 2020, while in Lesotho, the GDP per capita is $2,300 as of 2020.
be 28.4 times more likely to be unemployed
In Thailand, 1.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Lesotho, that number is 28.1% as of 2014.
be 5.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Thailand, 9.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Lesotho, however, that number is 49.7% as of 2017.
have 2.3 times more children
In Thailand, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Lesotho, there are 23.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
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 15.4% less likely to be literate
In Thailand, the literacy rate is 93.8% as of 2018. In Lesotho, it is 79.4% as of 2015.
be 7.5 times more likely to die during infancy
In Thailand, approximately 6.5 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Lesotho, on the other hand, 48.4 children do as of 2022.
be 64.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Thailand, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2020. In Lesotho, 36% of the population do as of 2019.
be 44.9% less likely to have internet access
In Thailand, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Lesotho, about 43.0% do as of 2020.
be 17.4% 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 2020. In Lesotho, that number is 83% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 2.5 times more on education
Thailand spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Lesotho spends 7.4% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
spend 3.0 times more on healthcare
Thailand spends 3.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Lesotho, that number is 11.3% of GDP as of 2019.
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
How big is Lesotho compared to Thailand? See an in-depth size comparison.