Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.4 years longer


In Iraq, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 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 58.6% more likely to be obese


In Iraq, 30.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 93.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Iraq, 16.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Tonga, that number is 1.1% as of 2011.

make 64.7% less money


Iraq has a GDP per capita of $16,700 as of 2017, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,900 as of 2017.

Life

be 34.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Iraq, approximately 79.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tonga, 52.0 women do as of 2017.

be 98.4% more likely to be literate


In Iraq, the literacy rate is 50.1% as of 2018. In Tonga, it is 99.4% as of 2015.

be 47.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Iraq, approximately 19.5 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 18.3% fewer children


In Iraq, there are approximately 25.7 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 16.4% less likely to have internet access


In Iraq, approximately 49.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tonga, about 41.2% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 7.2 times more coastline


Iraq has a total of 58 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 Iraq? 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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