If you lived in Tokelau instead of United States, you would:


be 45.2% less likely to be unemployed

In United States, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2022. In Tokelau, that number is 2.0% as of 2015.

make 90.7% less money

United States has a GDP per capita of $64,600 as of 2022, while in Tokelau, the GDP per capita is $6,004 as of 2017.

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be 36.6% less likely to have internet access

In United States, approximately 92.0% of the population has internet access as of 2021. In Tokelau, about 58.3% do as of 2021.


see 99.5% less coastline

United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Tokelau, that number is 101 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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