Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.3 years longer


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Tonga, that number is 76 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 3.4 times more likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people.

Economy

make 75.0% more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

be 54.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Tonga, that number is 1.1%.

be 28.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line. In Tonga, however, that number is 22.5%.

Life

be 64.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tonga, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

be 3.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tonga, 124.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 95.1% more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.

be 35.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tajikistan, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Tonga, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 24.6% less on healthcare


Tajikistan spends 6.9% 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 Tajikistan? 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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