Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tonga instead of Cabo Verde, you would:

Health

live 4.0 years longer


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Tonga, that number is 76 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 4.1 times more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people.

Economy

be 87.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Tonga, that number is 1.1%.

be 25.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Tonga, however, that number is 22.5%.

make 18.8% less money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

Life

be 14.5% more likely to be literate


In Cabo Verde, the literacy rate is 86.8%. In Tonga, it is 99.4%.

be 48.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tonga, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

have 11.0% more children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Tonga, there are 22.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tonga, 124.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 36.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Cabo Verde, 71% of people have electricity access (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas). In Tonga, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 83% in rural areas).

be 17.0% less likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.

Geography

see 56.6% less coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 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 Cabo Verde? 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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