Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.1 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 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 2.8 times more likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.4 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,900 as of 2017.

be 95.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Tonga, that number is 1.1% as of 2011.

be 58.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Tonga, however, that number is 22.5% as of 2010.

Life

be 68.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tonga, 52.0 women do as of 2017.

be 41.8% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Tonga, it is 99.4% as of 2015.

be 75.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 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.

have 18.6% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tonga, there are 21.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tonga, that number is 97% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 54.4% more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tonga, about 41.2% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 78.0% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 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 Yemen? 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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