Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.1 years longer


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Tonga, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.1 times more likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 67.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tonga, that number is 1.1% as of 2011.

make 79.7% less money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,900 as of 2017.

be 5.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Tonga, however, that number is 22.5% as of 2010.

Life

have 14.8% more children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tonga, there are 21.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 79.3% more likely to die during childbirth


In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tonga, 52.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 49.2% less likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tonga, about 41.2% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 91.0% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 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 Malaysia? 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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