Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 7.5 years less

In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Nauru, that number is 67 years (63 years for men, 71 years for women).

be 6.1 times more likely to be obese

In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese. In Nauru, that number is 61.0% of people.


make 31.8% less money

Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900, while in Nauru, the GDP per capita is $12,200.

be 32.9 times more likely to be unemployed

In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed. In Nauru, that number is 23.0%.


be 15.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Thailand, approximately 9.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Nauru, on the other hand, 7.8 children do.

have 2.2 times more children

In Thailand, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Nauru, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 12.6% more likely to have internet access

In Thailand, approximately 47.5% of the population has internet access. In Nauru, about 53.5% do.


spend 49.2% less on healthcare

Thailand spends 6.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Nauru, that number is 3.3% of GDP.


see 99.1% less coastline

Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In Nauru, that number is 30 km.

Nauru: At a glance

Nauru is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 21 sq km. The exact origins of the Nauruans are unclear since their language does not resemble any other in the Pacific region. Germany annexed the island in 1888. A German-British consortium began mining the island's phosphate deposits early in the 20th century. Australian forces occupied Nauru in World War I; it subsequently became a League of Nations mandate. After the Second World War - and a brutal occupation by Japan - Nauru became a UN trust territory. It achieved independence in 1968 and joined the UN in 1999 as the world's smallest independent republic.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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