If you lived in Solomon Islands instead of Australia, you would:

Health

be 22.4% less likely to be obese

In Australia, 29.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Solomon Islands, that number is 22.5% of people as of 2016.

live 6.4 years less

In Australia, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022. In Solomon Islands, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022.

Economy

make 94.9% less money

Australia has a GDP per capita of $48,700 as of 2020, while in Solomon Islands, the GDP per capita is $2,500 as of 2020.

Life

have 84.6% more children

In Australia, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Solomon Islands, there are 22.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 17.3 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Australia, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Solomon Islands, 104.0 women do as of 2017.

be 6.7 times more likely to die during infancy

In Australia, approximately 3.0 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Solomon Islands, on the other hand, 20.0 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 33.3% less likely to have access to electricity

In Australia, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2020. In Solomon Islands, 67% of the population do as of 2018.

be 86.7% less likely to have internet access

In Australia, approximately 90.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Solomon Islands, about 12.0% do as of 2019.

be 26.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Australia, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Solomon Islands, that number is 73% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 66% in rural areas) as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 51.5% less on healthcare

Australia spends 9.9% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Solomon Islands, that number is 4.8% of GDP as of 2019.

spend 98.0% more on education

Australia spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Solomon Islands spends 10.1% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 79.4% less coastline

Australia has a total of 25,760 km of coastline. In Solomon Islands, that number is 5,313 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Solomon Islands: At a glance

Solomon Islands is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 27,986 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.
Read more

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

Share this

ASK THE ELSEWHERE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Solomon Islands. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.