Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Romania 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 Romania, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

be 2.2 times more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Romania, that number is 22.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 37.4% more money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Romania, the GDP per capita is $24,600 as of 2017.

pay a 54.3% lower top tax rate


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Romania, the top tax rate is 16.0% as of 2016.

be 7.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Romania, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.

be 3.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Romania, however, that number is 22.4% as of 2012.

Life

be 48.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Romania, 19.0 women do as of 2017.

have 20.6% fewer children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Romania, there are 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 24.4% more likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Romania, about 70.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 24.4% less on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Romania spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 93.0% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In Romania, that number is 225 km.

Romania: At a glance

Romania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 229,891 sq km. The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a communist "people's republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae CEAUSESCU, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. CEAUSESCU was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand, National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF).

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