Comparing United States to Solomon Islands

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If you lived in Solomon Islands instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 93.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Solomon Islands  SOLOMON ISLANDS ($3,400.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Solomon Islands, that number is $3,400.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Solomon Islands GDP

LIVE 4.7 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Solomon Islands  SOLOMON ISLANDS (74.89 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Solomon Islands, the average life expectancy is 74.89.
Category: United States vs. Solomon Islands life expectancy

CONSUME 99% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Solomon Islands  SOLOMON ISLANDS (125 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Solomon Islands, it is 125 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Solomon Islands electricity consumption

BE 18.9% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Solomon Islands  SOLOMON ISLANDS (80.5% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Solomon Islands, 80.5% do.
Category: United States vs. Solomon Islands drinking water access

BE 2.62 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Solomon Islands  SOLOMON ISLANDS (16.17 per 1000 infants)
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That's 162.1% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Solomon Islands, on the other hand, there are a total of 16.17 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Solomon Islands infant mortality

HAVE 96.2% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Solomon Islands  SOLOMON ISLANDS (26.33 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Solomon Islands, however, there are a total of 26.33 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Solomon Islands birth rate

SEE A 73.3% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Solomon Islands  SOLOMON ISLANDS (5,313km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Solomon Islands has a total of 5,313 km.
Category: United States vs. Solomon Islands coastline

At a Glance: Solomon Islands

  • Land Area: ~29 thousand sq km (United States is ~340 times bigger than Solomon Islands)
  • Population: ~610 thousand people (318 million more people live in United States)

How big is Solomon Islands compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Solomon Islands (28,896 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 28,896 sq km. The UK established a protectorate over the Solomon Islands in the 1890s. Some of the most bitter fighting of World War II occurred on this archipelago. Self-government was achieved in 1976 and independence two years later. Ethnic violence, government malfeasance, and endemic crime have undermined stability and civil society. In June 2003, then Prime Minister Sir Allan KEMAKEZA sought the assistance of Australia in reestablishing law and order; the following month, an Australian-led multinational force arrived to restore peace and disarm ethnic militias. The Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has generally been effective in restoring law and order and rebuilding government institutions.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).