Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 0.9 years less


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Samoa, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 4.7 times more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 22.9% lower top tax rate


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Samoa, the top tax rate is 27.0% as of 2016.

make 68.2% less money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700 as of 2017.

be 7.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Samoa, that number is 5.2% as of 2017.

Life

have 83.2% more children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Samoa, there are 19.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 16.2% more likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Samoa, 43.0 women do as of 2017.

be 97.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 8.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Samoa, on the other hand, 17.0 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 40.8% less likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Samoa, about 33.6% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 87.5% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In Samoa, that number is 403 km.

Samoa: At a glance

Samoa is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 2,821 sq km. New Zealand occupied the German protectorate of Western Samoa at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It continued to administer the islands as a mandate and then as a trust territory until 1962, when the islands became the first Polynesian nation to reestablish independence in the 20th century. The country dropped the "Western" from its name in 1997.

How big is Samoa 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, Ministry of Revenue, Samoa.

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