Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tonga instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 2.2 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Tonga, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 62.1% less likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Tonga, that number is 1.1% as of 2011.

make 82.7% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,900 as of 2017.

Life

have 89.2% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tonga, there are 21.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 5.2 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? 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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