Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tonga instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:

Health

live 18.7 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Tonga, that number is 76 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 7.2 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people.

Economy

make 7.0 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

be 64.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In Tonga, however, that number is 22.5%.

Life

be 82.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Tonga, 124.0 women do.

be 83.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tonga, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

be 29.1% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the literacy rate is 77.0%. In Tonga, it is 99.4%.

have 33.7% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Tonga, there are 22.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.7 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 9% of people have electricity access (19% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas). In Tonga, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 83% in rural areas).

be 10.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.

be 90.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 52% of people have improved drinking water access (81% in urban areas, and 31% in rural areas). In Tonga, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 20.9% more on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tonga, that number is 5.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 11.3 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 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 Congo, Democratic Republic Of? 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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