Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Switzerland instead of Thailand, you would:
live 7.2 years longer
In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Switzerland, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.
be 95.0% more likely to be obese
In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Switzerland, that number is 19.5% of people as of 2016.
make 3.5 times more money
Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Switzerland, the GDP per capita is $62,100 as of 2017.
be 4.6 times more likely to be unemployed
In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Switzerland, that number is 3.2% as of 2017.
pay a 14.3% higher top tax rate
Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Switzerland, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.
be 86.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Switzerland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 59.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Thailand, approximately 8.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Switzerland, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.
be 57.8% more likely to have internet access
In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Switzerland, about 89.7% do as of 2018.
spend 24.4% more on education
Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Switzerland spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand, Swiss Federal Tax Administration.
Switzerland: At a glance
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