Quality of life comparison
If you lived in South Korea instead of Thailand, you would:
live 7.0 years longer
In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In South Korea, that number is 83 years (79 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.
be 53.0% less likely to be obese
In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In South Korea, that number is 4.7% of people as of 2016.
make 2.2 times more money
Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in South Korea, the GDP per capita is $39,500 as of 2017.
be 5.3 times more likely to be unemployed
In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In South Korea, that number is 3.7% as of 2017.
be 100.0% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In South Korea, however, that number is 14.4% as of 2016.
be 70.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In South Korea, 11.0 women do as of 2017.
be 65.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Thailand, approximately 8.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In South Korea, on the other hand, 3.0 children do as of 2020.
have 23.4% fewer children
In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In South Korea, there are 8.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 68.8% more likely to have internet access
In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In South Korea, about 95.9% do as of 2018.
spend 29.3% more on education
Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. South Korea spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.
see 25.0% less coastline
Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In South Korea, that number is 2,413 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
South Korea: At a glance
How big is South Korea compared to Thailand? See an in-depth size comparison.