Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tonga instead of Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 3.0 years less


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Tonga, that number is 76 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

be 89.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Virgin Islands, 10.4% of adults are unemployed. In Tonga, that number is 1.1%.

be 22.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Virgin Islands, 28.9% live below the poverty line. In Tonga, however, that number is 22.5%.

make 84.9% less money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

Life

have 73.4% more children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Tonga, there are 22.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 43.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tonga, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 27.0% less likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 54.8% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.

Geography

see 2.2 times more coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 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 Virgin Islands? 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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