Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.9 years less


In Japan, the average life expectancy is 85 years (82 years for men, 89 years for women). In Tonga, that number is 76 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 11.2 times more likely to be obese


In Japan, 4.3% of adults are obese. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people.

Economy

be 62.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Japan, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Tonga, that number is 1.1%.

make 86.9% less money


Japan has a GDP per capita of $42,800, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

be 39.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Japan, 16.1% live below the poverty line. In Tonga, however, that number is 22.5%.

Life

have 2.9 times more children


In Japan, there are approximately 7.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Tonga, there are 22.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 24.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Japan, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tonga, 124.0 women do.

be 5.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Japan, approximately 2.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tonga, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 56.5% less likely to have internet access


In Japan, approximately 92.0% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 49.0% less on healthcare


Japan spends 10.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tonga, that number is 5.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 98.6% less coastline


Japan has a total of 29,751 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 Japan? 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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