Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.7 years longer


In Vanuatu, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women). In Tonga, that number is 76 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 91.3% more likely to be obese


In Vanuatu, 25.2% of adults are obese. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people.

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

be 35.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Tonga, that number is 1.1%.

Life

be 16.7% more likely to be literate


In Vanuatu, the literacy rate is 85.2%. In Tonga, it is 99.4%.

be 21.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 14.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tonga, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

be 59.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Vanuatu, approximately 78.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tonga, 124.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 3.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Vanuatu, 27% of people have electricity access (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas). In Tonga, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 83% in rural areas).

be 66.7% more likely to have internet access


In Vanuatu, approximately 24.0% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.

Geography

see 83.4% less coastline


Vanuatu has a total of 2,528 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 Vanuatu? 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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