Poverty in Thailand

Poverty Statistics

  • 6.1 million or 10% of Thai people live below the national poverty line.
  • Only 1.26% of Thailand’s 61.5 million people live on less than $1 a day, which is around 775,000 people.
  • However, 25.2% or 15.5 million Thai people are live on less than $2 a day.
  • Some NGOs estimate there are up to 2.8 million prostitutes in Thailand, one third of whom are thought to be children sold into the trade.
  • 854,000 or 1.4% of Thai people are living with HIV and AIDS.

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