Capital Nuku'alofa

Population 103,252

Area 747 km2

Key facts

Tonga is a country located in Polynesia. The country has no land neighbors. As for languages, the country’s residents speak English and Tonga.

The national currency in Tonga is Tongan paʻanga (TOP). The hau (T$) is subdivided into 100 seniti (¢).





Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density The number of ATMs per person in Tonga is close to the world average.40.51 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration You can buy a SIM card in Tonga without having to register it with your ID or passport.

Socket types

There is one common socket type used in Tonga. Type I is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type I 240 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).


What hotel chains are present in Tonga?

There are no Mariott hotels in Tonga.

There are no Hilton hotels in Tonga.

There are no IHG hotels in Tonga.

There are no Best Western hotels in Tonga.

There are no Radisson hotels in Tonga.

There are no Accor hotels in Tonga.

What fast food chains are present in Tonga?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Tonga.

The KFC chain does not operate in Tonga.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Tonga.

The Subway chain does not operate in Tonga.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Tonga.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Tonga.


What is the weather like in Nuku’alofa?

Today the sun in Nuku’alofa, rises at 7:11 AM and sets at 6:06 PM. The climate of Nuku’alofa may be categorized as a equatorial rainforest (Af), according to Koppen’s classification system.

FridayMay 31OvercastLow: 22.5°C (72.5°F)High: 23.8°C (74.84°F)
SaturdayJun 1OvercastLow: 22.6°C (72.68°F)High: 24°C (75.2°F)
SundayJun 2OvercastLow: 22.7°C (72.86°F)High: 24.9°C (76.82°F)
MondayJun 3Partly cloudlyLow: 22.6°C (72.68°F)High: 24.4°C (75.92°F)
TuesdayJun 4OvercastLow: 22.7°C (72.86°F)High: 25.1°C (77.18°F)
WednesdayJun 5OvercastLow: 22.1°C (71.78°F)High: 25°C (77°F)

Weather data for Nuku’alofa (capital city) by


Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Tonga.

Car Rental Avis is available, but Sixt , Hertz are not present in Tonga.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Tonga traffic is left-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 33.00 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Tonga

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

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