Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.9 years less


In Italy, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Tonga, that number is 76 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 2.4 times more likely to be obese


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

Economy

be 90.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Italy, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Tonga, that number is 1.1%.

be 24.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Italy, 29.9% live below the poverty line. In Tonga, however, that number is 22.5%.

make 85.3% less money


Italy has a GDP per capita of $38,100, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

Life

have 2.6 times more children


In Italy, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Tonga, there are 22.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 31.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Italy, approximately 4.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Tonga, 124.0 women do.

be 3.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Italy, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tonga, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 34.7% less likely to have internet access


In Italy, approximately 61.3% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 43.5% less on healthcare


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

Geography

see 94.5% less coastline


Italy has a total of 7,600 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 Italy? 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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