Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.9 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 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 12.8% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 35.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Tonga, that number is 1.1% as of 2011.

make 59.9% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,900 as of 2017.

Life

have 85.8% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tonga, there are 21.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 14.6% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Tonga, about 41.2% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 72.4% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 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 Palau? 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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