Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 98.3% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Tokelau, the GDP per capita is $1,000.

Basic Needs

be 21.0% less likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 76.2% of the population has internet access. In Tokelau, about 60.2% do.

Geography

see 99.5% less coastline


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

Learn more about Tokelau

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 United States? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.