Comparing United States to Tonga

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If you moved to Tonga from the United States, you would:


MAKE 84.5% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Tonga  TONGA ($8,200.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Tonga, that number is $8,200.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Tonga GDP

LIVE 3.7 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Tonga  TONGA (75.82 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Tonga, the average life expectancy is 75.82.
Category: United States vs. Tonga life expectancy

CONSUME 97.1% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Tonga  TONGA (358 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Tonga, it is 358 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Tonga electricity consumption

BE 2 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Tonga  TONGA (12.36 per 1000 infants)
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That's 100.3% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Tonga, on the other hand, there are a total of 12.36 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Tonga infant mortality

BE 78.1% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Tonga  TONGA (13% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Tonga 13% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Tonga unemployment rate

HAVE 75.5% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Tonga  TONGA (23.55 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Tonga, however, there are a total of 23.55 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Tonga birth rate

BE 58.9% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Tonga  TONGA (24% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Tonga, 24% are.
Category: United States vs. Tonga poverty

SEE A 97.9% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Tonga  TONGA (419km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Tonga has a total of 419 km.
Category: United States vs. Tonga coastline

At a Glance: Tonga

  • Land Area: ~747 sq km (United States is ~13,155 times bigger than Tonga)
  • Population: ~106 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

How big is Tonga compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Tonga (747 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Tonga

Tonga is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 747 sq km. Tonga - unique among Pacific nations - never completely lost its indigenous governance. The archipelagos of "The Friendly Islands" were united into a Polynesian kingdom in 1845. Tonga became a constitutional monarchy in 1875 and a British protectorate in 1900; it withdrew from the protectorate and joined the Commonwealth of Nations in 1970. Tonga remains the only monarchy in the Pacific.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).