Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 9.0 years longer


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Macau, that number is 85 years (82 years for men, 88 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 6.8 times more money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Macau, the GDP per capita is $122,000 as of 2018.

pay a 65.7% lower top tax rate


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Macau, the top tax rate is 12.0% as of 2016.

be 2.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Macau, that number is 2.0% as of 2017.

Life

be 64.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 8.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Macau, on the other hand, 3.1 children do as of 2020.

have 26.2% fewer children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Macau, there are 7.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 47.5% more likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Macau, about 83.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 34.1% less on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Macau spends 2.7% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 98.7% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In Macau, that number is 41 km.

Macau: At a glance

Macau is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 28 sq km. Colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Macau was the first European settlement in the Far East. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and Portugal on 13 April 1987, Macau became the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 20 December 1999. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's political and economic system would not be imposed on Macau, and that Macau would enjoy a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign affairs and defense for the subsequent 50 years.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Secretariat for Economy and Finance, The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.

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