Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 88.2% less money


Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,700, while in Solomon Islands, the GDP per capita is $2,200.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Barbados, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Solomon Islands, there are 24.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Solomon Islands, 114.0 women do.

be 44.1% more likely to die during infancy


In Barbados, approximately 10.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Solomon Islands, on the other hand, 14.7 children do.

Basic Needs

be 74.7% less likely to have access to electricity


In Barbados, 91% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Solomon Islands, that number is 23% of people on average (62% in urban areas, and 13% in rural areas).

be 86.2% less likely to have internet access


In Barbados, approximately 79.5% of the population has internet access. In Solomon Islands, about 11.0% do.

be 19.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Barbados, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Solomon Islands, that number is 81% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 32.0% less on healthcare


Barbados spends 7.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Solomon Islands, that number is 5.1% of GDP.

spend 96.1% more on education


Barbados spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education. Solomon Islands spends 10.0% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 54.8 times more coastline


Barbados has a total of 97 km of coastline. In Solomon Islands, that number is 5,313 km.

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.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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