If you lived in Tonga instead of Republic of the Congo, you would:

Health

live 15.7 years longer

In Republic of the Congo, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 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 5.0 times more likely to be obese

In Republic of the Congo, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 96.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Republic of the Congo, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Tonga, that number is 1.1% as of 2011.

be 51.6% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Republic of the Congo, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Tonga, however, that number is 22.5% as of 2010.

make 13.2% less money

Republic of the Congo has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,900 as of 2017.

Life

be 86.2% less likely to die during childbirth

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 378.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tonga, 52.0 women do as of 2017.

be 23.8% more likely to be literate

In Republic of the Congo, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Tonga, it is 99.4% as of 2015.

be 79.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 50.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Tonga, on the other hand, 10.3 children do as of 2020.

have 35.6% fewer children

In Republic of the Congo, there are approximately 32.6 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 71.4% more likely to have access to electricity

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 57% of people have electricity access (74% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tonga, that number is 97% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 4.8 times more likely to have internet access

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tonga, about 41.2% do as of 2018.

be 19.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tonga, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 2.5 times more coastline

Republic of the Congo has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Tonga, that number is 419 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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