Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.8 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Tonga, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.

be 4.4 times more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 25.5% more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,900 as of 2017.

be 90.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Tonga, that number is 1.1% as of 2011.

Life

be 83.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tonga, 52.0 women do as of 2017.

be 29.8% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Tonga, it is 99.4% as of 2015.

be 67.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Tonga, on the other hand, 10.3 children do as of 2020.

have 29.1% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tonga, there are 21.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 22.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tonga, that number is 97% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 11.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ghana, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tonga, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 22.3% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 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 Ghana? 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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