Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Taiwan instead of Thailand, you would:
live 5.0 years longer
In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Taiwan, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
make 2.8 times more money
Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Taiwan, the GDP per capita is $50,500 as of 2017.
be 79.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Taiwan, however, that number is 1.5% as of 2012.
be 5.4 times more likely to be unemployed
In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Taiwan, that number is 3.8% as of 2017.
pay a 28.6% higher top tax rate
Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Taiwan, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 51.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Thailand, approximately 8.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Taiwan, on the other hand, 4.2 children do as of 2020.
have 25.2% fewer children
In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Taiwan, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 63.3% more likely to have internet access
In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Taiwan, about 92.8% do as of 2018.
see 51.3% less coastline
Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In Taiwan, that number is 1,566 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand, Taxation Administration, Ministry of Finance, R.O.C..
Taiwan: At a glance
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