Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tonga instead of French Polynesia, you would:

Health

live 1.0 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Tonga, that number is 76 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

be 95.0% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Tonga, that number is 1.1%.

make 67.1% less money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

be 14.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Tonga, however, that number is 22.5%.

Life

have 50.0% more children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Tonga, there are 22.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tonga, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 62.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In French Polynesia, 59% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Tonga, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 83% in rural areas).

be 41.5% less likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.

Geography

see 83.4% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 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 French Polynesia? 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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