Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Solomon Islands instead of Australia, you would:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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