Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Thailand, you would:
live 4.3 years longer
In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In United Kingdom, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
be 2.8 times more likely to be obese
In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 2.4 times more money
Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,300 as of 2020, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $41,600 as of 2020.
be 3.2 times more likely to be unemployed
In Thailand, 1.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United Kingdom, that number is 3.2% as of 2019.
be 87.9% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Thailand, 9.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 18.6% as of 2017.
pay a 28.6% higher top tax rate
Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 81.1% less likely to die during childbirth
In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 41.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Thailand, approximately 6.5 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2022.
be 21.8% more likely to have internet access
In Thailand, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United Kingdom, about 95.0% do as of 2020.
spend 73.3% more on education
Thailand spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. United Kingdom spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 2.7 times more on healthcare
Thailand spends 3.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United Kingdom, that number is 10.2% of GDP as of 2019.
see 3.9 times more coastline
Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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