Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Thailand, you would:
live 5.5 years longer
In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In United Kingdom, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
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 2.5 times more money
Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $44,300 as of 2017.
be 6.3 times more likely to be unemployed
In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United Kingdom, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 15.0% as of 2013.
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 52.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Thailand, approximately 8.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 4.1 children do as of 2020.
have 11.2% more children
In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United Kingdom, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 67.0% more likely to have internet access
In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United Kingdom, about 94.9% do as of 2018.
spend 34.1% more on education
Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. United Kingdom spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
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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