Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.8 years longer


In Laos, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women). In Tonga, that number is 76 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 9.1 times more likely to be obese


In Laos, 5.3% of adults are obese. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people.

Economy

be 26.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Laos, 1.5% of adults are unemployed. In Tonga, that number is 1.1%.

make 24.3% less money


Laos has a GDP per capita of $7,400, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

Life

be 37.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Laos, approximately 197.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tonga, 124.0 women do.

be 24.4% more likely to be literate


In Laos, the literacy rate is 79.9%. In Tonga, it is 99.4%.

be 77.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Laos, approximately 49.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tonga, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 10.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Laos, 87% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Tonga, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 83% in rural areas).

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Laos, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.

be 31.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Laos, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas). In Tonga, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.7 times more on healthcare


Laos spends 1.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tonga, that number is 5.2% of GDP.

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 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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