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

Health

live 6.2 years longer

In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 70 years (66 years for men, 74 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 3.5 times more likely to be obese

In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Solomon Islands, that number is 22.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 73.8% less money

Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,400 as of 2017, while in Solomon Islands, the GDP per capita is $2,200 as of 2017.

Life

be 33.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Philippines, approximately 20.0 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 45.6% less likely to have access to electricity

In Philippines, approximately 88% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 80% 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 80.1% less likely to have internet access

In Philippines, approximately 60.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Solomon Islands, about 11.9% do as of 2018.

be 22.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Philippines, approximately 95% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 93% 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 3.7 times more on education

Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2009. Solomon Islands spends 9.9% of total GDP on education as of 2010.

Geography

see 85.4% less coastline

Philippines has a total of 36,289 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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