Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tonga instead of Sierra Leone, you would:

Health

live 17.8 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Tonga, that number is 76 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 5.5 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people.

Economy

make 3.5 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

be 87.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Tonga, that number is 1.1%.

be 67.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sierra Leone, 70.2% live below the poverty line. In Tonga, however, that number is 22.5%.

Life

be 90.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Tonga, 124.0 women do.

be 83.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tonga, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

be 2.1 times more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Tonga, it is 99.4%.

have 38.8% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Tonga, there are 22.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 19.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Sierra Leone, 5% of people have electricity access (11% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Tonga, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 83% in rural areas).

be 3.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.

be 59.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Sierra Leone, approximately 63% of people have improved drinking water access (85% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas). In Tonga, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 53.2% less on healthcare


Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tonga, that number is 5.2% of GDP.

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 Sierra Leone? 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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