Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Vietnam instead of Thailand, you would:
be 79.0% less likely to be obese
In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Vietnam, that number is 2.1% of people as of 2016.
live 2.1 years less
In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In Vietnam, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022.
be 32.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Thailand, 9.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Vietnam, however, that number is 6.7% as of 2018.
make 52.6% less money
Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,300 as of 2020, while in Vietnam, the GDP per capita is $8,200 as of 2020.
be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed
In Thailand, 1.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Vietnam, that number is 3.1% as of 2018.
have 54.7% more children
In Thailand, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Vietnam, there are 15.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 16.2% more likely to die during childbirth
In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Vietnam, 43.0 women do as of 2017.
be 2.3 times more 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 Vietnam, on the other hand, 14.8 children do as of 2022.
be 10.3% less likely to have internet access
In Thailand, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Vietnam, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 36.7% more on education
Thailand spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Vietnam spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
spend 39.5% more on healthcare
Thailand spends 3.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Vietnam, that number is 5.3% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Vietnam: At a glance
How big is Vietnam compared to Thailand? See an in-depth size comparison.