Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Thailand instead of Vietnam, you would:
live 1.2 years longer
In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Thailand, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.
be 3.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Vietnam, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Thailand, that number is 1.1% of people as of 2018.
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 2.6 times more money
Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $6,900 as of 2017, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2017.
be 68.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Vietnam, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Thailand, that number is 0.7% as of 2017.
be 45.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Vietnam, approximately 15.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Thailand, on the other hand, 8.6 children do as of 2020.
have 26.2% fewer children
In Vietnam, there are approximately 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Thailand, there are 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 19.2% less likely to have internet access
In Vietnam, approximately 70.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Thailand, about 56.8% do as of 2018.
spend 28.1% less on education
Vietnam spends 5.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Thailand spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
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.