Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.0 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 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 2.1 times more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Solomon Islands, that number is 22.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 53.2% less money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Solomon Islands, the GDP per capita is $2,200 as of 2017.

Life

be 66.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Solomon Islands, 104.0 women do as of 2017.

be 58.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 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 20.3% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 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 39.6% less likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Solomon Islands, that number is 48% of people on average (70% in urban areas, and 42% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 69.4% less likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Solomon Islands, about 11.9% do as of 2018.

be 18.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ghana, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Solomon Islands, that number is 74% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 2.8 times more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Solomon Islands spends 9.9% of total GDP on education as of 2010.

Geography

see 9.9 times more coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 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 Ghana? 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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