headhonchoII wrote: akikaki1 wrote:
headhonchoII wrote:I have been visiting Korea for many years, salaried incomes in Korea are about twice Taiwan and the infrastructure is better. Just visit Korea and visit Taiwan , you will know the difference immediately. Their economy is also more diversified and more successful international companies with leading edge products. Taiwan is quite far behind Korea.
does it matter how it looks? GDP per person PPP is still 5-6g's higher. altho infrastructure wise taiwan is behide every country
Well of course it matters how things look. And PPP is not always a good way to look at things. You need a certain amount of money for foreign travel, education and imported goods for example. Just because you can afford to buy the same amount of peanuts and coffee as your mate in Korea may not help you when you want to afford a foreign degree or go to Rome for your honeymoon.
Agreed. Thailand's "per capita GDP" (even PPP-adjusted) wasn't all that far off from Taiwan's, last time I looked.
I don't think anyone would dispute that the vast majority of Thais are much worse off than the median Taiwanese.
It's amazing what getting out of the care of the Scottish National Health Service can do for your life expectancy.
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