Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 2.4 times more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people.

Economy

be 76.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Tonga, that number is 1.1%.

make 51.3% less money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

Life

be 31.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tonga, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

have 24.0% more children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Tonga, there are 22.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 93.8% more likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Tonga, 124.0 women do.

Basic Needs

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


In Ecuador, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In Tonga, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

be 26.1% less likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 43.5% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tonga, that number is 5.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 81.3% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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 Ecuador? 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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