Poverty in Tonga

Get the latest statistical data on poverty and socioeconomic development in Tonga and compare poverty indicators among countries in the Pacific.

Poverty Data: Tonga

Share of Population Below the National Poverty Line (%)

Country 2015
Cook Islands no data
Fiji 28.1
Kiribati no data
Marshall Islands no data
Micronesia, Federated States of 41.2
Nauru no data
Palau no data
Papua New Guinea 39.9
Samoa no data
Solomon Islands 12.7
Timor-Leste 41.8
Tonga 22.1
Tuvalu 26.3
Vanuatu 12.7

Population with Access to Electricity (%)

Country 2014
Cook Islands no data
Fiji 100.0
Kiribati 48.1
Marshall Islands 90.0
Micronesia, Federated States of 71.7
Nauru 99.2
Palau 99.8
Papua New Guinea 20.3
Samoa 97.9
Solomon Islands 35.1
Timor-Leste 45.4
Tonga 95.3
Tuvalu 98.5
Vanuatu 34.5

Infant Mortality Rate (deaths per 1,000 live births)

Country 2015
Cook Islands 7
Fiji 19
Kiribati 44
Marshall Islands 30
Micronesia, Federated States of 29
Nauru 29
Palau 14
Papua New Guinea 45
Samoa 15
Solomon Islands 24
Timor-Leste 45
Tonga 14
Tuvalu 23
Vanuatu 23

Source: Basic Statistics 2017