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


live 10.3 years longer

In India, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2022. In Tonga, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022.

be 12.4 times more likely to be obese

In India, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people as of 2016.


be 49.6% less likely to be unemployed

In India, 4.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2022. In Tonga, that number is 2.4% as of 2022.

make 14.1% less money

India has a GDP per capita of $7,100 as of 2022, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $6,100 as of 2021.


be 33.6% more likely to be literate

In India, the literacy rate is 74.4% as of 2018. In Tonga, it is 99.4% as of 2021.

be 59.1% less likely to die during infancy

In India, approximately 30.3 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Tonga, on the other hand, 12.4 children do as of 2022.

have 21.6% more children

In India, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024. In Tonga, there are 19.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024.

be 22.3% more likely to die during childbirth

In India, approximately 103.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2020. In Tonga, 126.0 women do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 45.7% more likely to have internet access

In India, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access as of 2021. In Tonga, about 67.0% do as of 2021.


spend 46.7% more on education

India spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Tonga spends 6.6% of total GDP on education as of 2021.

spend 76.7% more on healthcare

India spends 3.0% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2020. In Tonga, that number is 5.3% of GDP as of 2020.


see 94.0% less coastline

India has a total of 7,000 km of coastline. In Tonga, that number is 419 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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