Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tokelau instead of South Africa, you would:

Economy

make 92.6% less money


South Africa has a GDP per capita of $13,500, while in Tokelau, the GDP per capita is $1,000.

Basic Needs

be 11.5% more likely to have internet access


In South Africa, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Tokelau, about 60.2% do.

Geography

see 96.4% less coastline


South Africa has a total of 2,798 km of coastline. In Tokelau, that number is 101 km.

Tokelau: At a glance

Tokelau is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 12 sq km. Originally settled by Polynesian emigrants from surrounding island groups, the Tokelau Islands were made a British protectorate in 1889. They were transferred to New Zealand administration in 1925. Referenda held in 2006 and 2007 to change the status of the islands from that of a New Zealand territory to one of free association with New Zealand did not meet the needed threshold for approval.

How big is Tokelau compared to South Africa? 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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