If you lived in Solomon Islands instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:


live 10.5 years longer

In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Solomon Islands, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.8 times more likely to be obese

In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Solomon Islands, that number is 22.5% of people as of 2016.


make 94.1% less money

Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Solomon Islands, the GDP per capita is $2,200 as of 2017.


be 65.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Solomon Islands, 104.0 women do as of 2017.

be 77.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Solomon Islands, on the other hand, 13.4 children do as of 2020.

have 23.1% fewer children

In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Solomon Islands, there are 23.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 29.5% less likely to have access to electricity

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Solomon Islands, that number is 48% of people on average (70% in urban areas, and 42% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 54.6% less likely to have internet access

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Solomon Islands, about 11.9% do as of 2018.


see 17.9 times more coastline

Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 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.
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