Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Thailand, you would:
live 2.9 years longer
In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In United States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
be 3.6 times more likely to be obese
In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 3.5 times more money
Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,300 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed
In Thailand, 1.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 52.5% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Thailand, 9.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 13.1% higher top tax rate
Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 48.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 20.1% 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 States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
have 21.1% more children
In Thailand, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 16.7% more likely to have internet access
In Thailand, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United States, about 91.0% do as of 2020.
spend 66.7% more on education
Thailand spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
spend 4.4 times more on healthcare
Thailand spends 3.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 6.2 times more coastline
Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Internal Revenue Service, The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.
United States: At a glance
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