Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 48.3% more likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people.

Economy

be 96.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Tonga, that number is 1.1%.

make 44.0% less money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

Life

have 26.9% more children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Tonga, there are 22.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 13.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tonga, 124.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 97.0% more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.

be 83.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Libya, approximately 54% of people have improved drinking water access (54% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas). In Tonga, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Geography

see 76.3% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 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 Libya? 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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