Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.1 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 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 59.3% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Solomon Islands, that number is 22.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 85.0% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Solomon Islands, the GDP per capita is $2,200 as of 2017.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Solomon Islands, there are 23.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 36.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 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.

Basic Needs

be 51.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, approximately 99% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 97% 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 66.9% less likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Solomon Islands, about 11.9% do as of 2018.

be 26.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Palau, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% 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.

Geography

see 3.5 times more coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 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 Palau? 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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