Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 90.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Pakistan, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

be 14.0% less likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Pakistan, that number is 8.6% of people as of 2016.

live 6.4 years less


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Pakistan, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

pay a 42.9% lower top tax rate


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Pakistan, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.

make 69.8% less money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Pakistan, the GDP per capita is $5,400 as of 2017.

be 8.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Pakistan, that number is 6.0% as of 2017.

Life

have 2.6 times more children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Pakistan, there are 27.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Pakistan, 140.0 women do as of 2017.

be 36.4% less likely to be literate


In Thailand, the literacy rate is 92.9% as of 2015. In Pakistan, it is 59.1% as of 2015.

be 6.1 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 Pakistan, on the other hand, 52.3 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 26.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Thailand, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Pakistan, 74% of the population do as of 2017.

be 72.7% less likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Pakistan, about 15.5% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 29.3% less on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Pakistan spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 67.5% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In Pakistan, that number is 1,046 km.

Pakistan: At a glance

Pakistan is a sovereign country in South Asia, with a total land area of approximately 770,875 sq km. The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world and dating back at least 5,000 years, spread over much of what is presently Pakistan. During the second millennium B.C., remnants of this culture fused with the migrating Indo-Aryan peoples. The area underwent successive invasions in subsequent centuries from the Persians, Greeks, Scythians, Arabs (who brought Islam), Afghans, and Turks. The Mughal Empire flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries; the British came to dominate the region in the 18th century. The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with West and East sections) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan fought two wars - in 1947-48 and 1965 - over the disputed Kashmir territory. A third war between these countries in 1971 - in which India capitalized on Islamabad's marginalization of Bengalis in Pakistani politics - resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. In response to Indian nuclear weapons testing, Pakistan conducted its own tests in 1998. India-Pakistan relations have been rocky since the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, but both countries are taking small steps to put relations back on track. In February 2008, Pakistan held parliamentary elections and in September 2008, after the resignation of former President MUSHARRAF, elected Asif Ali ZARDARI to the presidency. Pakistani government and military leaders are struggling to control domestic insurgents, many of whom are located in the tribal areas adjacent to the border with Afghanistan.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Board of Revenue, Government of Pakistan, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.

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