Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Tokelau instead of Laos, you would:


make 86.5% less money

Laos has a GDP per capita of $7,400 as of 2017, while in Tokelau, the GDP per capita is $1,000 as of 1993.

Basic Needs

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access

In Laos, approximately 25.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tokelau, about 60.2% do as of 2016.

be 21.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Laos, approximately 82% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Tokelau, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Tokelau: At a glance

Tokelau is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 12 sq km. Originally settled by Polynesian emigrants from surrounding island groups, the Tokelau Islands were made a British protectorate in 1889. They were transferred to New Zealand administration in 1925. Referenda held in 2006 and 2007 to change the status of the islands from that of a New Zealand territory to one of free association with New Zealand did not meet the needed threshold for approval.

How big is Tokelau compared to Laos? 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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