Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 7.8 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people.

Economy

be 71.8% less likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Tonga, that number is 1.1%.

make 66.5% less money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

be 6.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Tonga, however, that number is 22.5%.

Life

have 80.5% more children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Tonga, there are 22.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tonga, 124.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 24.8% less likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.

Geography

see 97.1% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 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 China? 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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