Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tonga instead of Bangladesh, you would:

Health

live 3.0 years longer


In Bangladesh, 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).

be 13.4 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people.

Economy

make 33.3% more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

be 72.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Tonga, that number is 1.1%.

Life

be 29.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Tonga, 124.0 women do.

be 64.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tonga, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

have 18.1% more children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Tonga, there are 22.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 36.5% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Tonga, it is 99.4%.

Basic Needs

be 60.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas). In Tonga, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 83% in rural areas).

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.

be 14.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Bangladesh, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Tonga, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 85.7% more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tonga, that number is 5.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 27.8% less coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 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 Bangladesh? 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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