Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 15.7 years longer


In Congo, Republic of the, 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 Congo, Republic of the, 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 Congo, Republic of the, 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 be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Republic of the, 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


Congo, Republic of the 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 Congo, Republic of the, 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 Congo, Republic of the, 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 Congo, Republic of the, 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 Congo, Republic of the, 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 Congo, Republic of the, 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 Congo, Republic of the, 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 Congo, Republic of the, 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


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 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 Congo, Republic of the? 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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