Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tonga instead of American Samoa, you would:

Health

live 3.0 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Tonga, that number is 76 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

be 96.3% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Tonga, that number is 1.1%.

make 50.0% less money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

Life

have 13.3% more children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Tonga, there are 22.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 62.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In American Samoa, 59% of people have electricity access (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Tonga, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 83% in rural areas).

be 27.8% more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.

Geography

see 3.6 times more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Tonga, that number is 419 km.

Tonga: At a glance

Tonga is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 717 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.

How big is Tonga compared to American Samoa? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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