Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 13.8 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Tonga, that number is 76 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 5.7 times more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people.

Economy

make 75.0% more money


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

be 89.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Tonga, that number is 1.1%.

Life

be 68.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tonga, 124.0 women do.

be 27.6% more likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Tonga, it is 99.4%.

be 71.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tonga, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

have 37.6% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Tonga, there are 22.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tanzania, 24% of people have electricity access (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas). In Tonga, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 83% in rural areas).

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.

be 79.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tanzania, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas). In Tonga, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Geography

see 70.6% less coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 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 Tanzania? 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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