Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 4.5 times more likely to be obese

In Mauritius, 10.8% of adults are obese. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people.


be 84.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Mauritius, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Tonga, that number is 1.1%.

make 74.1% less money

Mauritius has a GDP per capita of $21,600, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

be 2.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Mauritius, 8.0% live below the poverty line. In Tonga, however, that number is 22.5%.


have 70.8% more children

In Mauritius, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Tonga, there are 22.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Mauritius, approximately 53.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tonga, 124.0 women do.

be 15.3% more likely to die during infancy

In Mauritius, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tonga, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 24.8% less likely to have internet access

In Mauritius, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.


see 2.4 times more coastline

Mauritius has a total of 177 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 Mauritius? 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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