Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.0 years less


In Gibraltar, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Solomon Islands, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

make 96.4% less money


Gibraltar has a GDP per capita of $61,700, while in Solomon Islands, the GDP per capita is $2,200.

Life

have 77.9% more children


In Gibraltar, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Solomon Islands, there are 24.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Gibraltar, approximately 5.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Solomon Islands, on the other hand, 14.7 children do.

Basic Needs

be 88.3% less likely to have internet access


In Gibraltar, approximately 94.4% of the population has internet access. In Solomon Islands, about 11.0% do.

Geography

see 442.8 times more coastline


Gibraltar has a total of 12 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 Gibraltar? 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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