Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Solomon Islands instead of Sierra Leone, you would:

Health

live 17.0 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Solomon Islands, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 2.6 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Solomon Islands, that number is 22.5% of people.

Economy

make 37.5% more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Solomon Islands, the GDP per capita is $2,200.

Life

be 91.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Solomon Islands, 114.0 women do.

be 78.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Solomon Islands, on the other hand, 14.7 children do.

be 74.8% more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Solomon Islands, it is 84.1%.

have 31.4% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Solomon Islands, there are 24.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Sierra Leone, 5% of people have electricity access (11% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Solomon Islands, that number is 23% of people on average (62% in urban areas, and 13% in rural areas).

be 29.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Sierra Leone, approximately 63% of people have improved drinking water access (85% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas). In Solomon Islands, that number is 81% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 54.1% less on healthcare


Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Solomon Islands, that number is 5.1% of GDP.

spend 3.4 times more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Solomon Islands spends 10.0% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 13.2 times more coastline


Sierra Leone has a total of 402 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 Sierra Leone? 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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