Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.3 years less


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Tonga, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.

be 33.1% more likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 75.0% less likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tonga, that number is 1.1% as of 2011.

make 90.1% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,800 as of 2017, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,900 as of 2017.

be 49.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Tonga, however, that number is 22.5% as of 2010.

Life

have 69.4% more children


In United States, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tonga, there are 21.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In United States, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tonga, 52.0 women do as of 2017.

be 94.3% more likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Tonga, on the other hand, 10.3 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 52.7% less likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 87.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tonga, about 41.2% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 97.9% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 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 United States? 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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