Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.0 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women). In Tonga, that number is 76 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 12.8% less likely to be obese


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

Economy

be 35.3% less likely to be unemployed


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

make 65.4% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $16,200, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

Life

have 96.5% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Tonga, there are 22.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 62.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, 59% of people have electricity access (62% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Tonga, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 83% in rural areas).

be 11.1% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 42.2% less on healthcare


Palau spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tonga, that number is 5.2% of GDP.

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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