Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Tonga, you would:
be 87.1% less likely to be obese
In Tonga, 48.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
live 1.4 years less
In Tonga, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
make 2.6 times more money
Tonga has a GDP per capita of $6,400 as of 2019, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.
be 97.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Tonga, 22.5% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.
be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed
In Tonga, 1.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2011. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 44.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Tonga, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 45.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Tonga, approximately 12.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In China, on the other hand, 6.8 children do as of 2022.
have 51.1% fewer children
In Tonga, there are approximately 20.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 70.7% more likely to have internet access
In Tonga, approximately 41.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 56.2% less on education
Tonga spends 8.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. China spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 34.6 times more coastline
Tonga has a total of 419 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
China: At a glance
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