Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Thailand instead of Vietnam, you would:
live 2.1 years longer
In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In Thailand, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022.
be 4.8 times more likely to be obese
In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Thailand, that number is 10.0% of people as of 2016.
make 2.1 times more money
Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $8,200 as of 2020, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,300 as of 2020.
be 68.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Vietnam, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In Thailand, that number is 1.0% as of 2019.
be 47.8% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Vietnam, 6.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Thailand, however, that number is 9.9% as of 2018.
be 56.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Vietnam, approximately 14.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Thailand, on the other hand, 6.5 children do as of 2022.
have 35.4% fewer children
In Vietnam, there are approximately 15.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Thailand, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 11.4% more likely to have internet access
In Vietnam, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Thailand, about 78.0% do as of 2020.
spend 26.8% less on education
Vietnam spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Thailand spends 3.0% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
spend 28.3% less on healthcare
Vietnam spends 5.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Thailand, that number is 3.8% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Thailand: At a glance
How big is Thailand compared to Vietnam? See an in-depth size comparison.