Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 6.3 years longer


In Solomon Islands, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 30.7% more likely to be obese


In Solomon Islands, 22.5% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.

Economy

make 22.0 times more money


Solomon Islands has a GDP per capita of $2,200, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

Life

be 93.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Solomon Islands, approximately 114.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 69.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Solomon Islands, approximately 14.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 58.6% fewer children


In Solomon Islands, there are approximately 24.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.3 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Solomon Islands, 23% of the population has electricity access. In Canada, 100% of the population do.

be 8.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Solomon Islands, approximately 11.0% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.

be 23.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Solomon Islands, approximately 81% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas). In Canada, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 47.0% less on education


Solomon Islands spends 10.0% of its total GDP on education. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.0 times more on healthcare


Solomon Islands spends 5.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 38.0 times more coastline


Solomon Islands has a total of 5,313 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.

Canada: At a glance

Canada is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,093,507 sq km. A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care, education, social services, and economic competitiveness, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.

How big is Canada compared to Solomon Islands? 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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