Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of Solomon Islands, you would:
live 7.1 years longer
In Solomon Islands, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In Canada, that number is 84 years (82 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
be 30.7% more likely to be obese
In Solomon Islands, 22.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.
make 18.4 times more money
Solomon Islands has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2020, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $45,900 as of 2020.
be 26.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Solomon Islands, 12.7% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.
be 90.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In Solomon Islands, approximately 104.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.
be 78.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Solomon Islands, approximately 20.0 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.4 children do as of 2022.
have 55.2% fewer children
In Solomon Islands, there are approximately 22.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 49.9% more likely to have access to electricity
In Solomon Islands, approximately 67% of the population has electricity access as of 2018. In Canada, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 8.1 times more likely to have internet access
In Solomon Islands, approximately 12.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Canada, about 97.0% do as of 2020.
be 35.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Solomon Islands, approximately 73% of people have improved drinking water access (95% in urban areas, and 66% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Canada, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 47.5% less on education
Solomon Islands spends 10.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.
spend 2.2 times more on healthcare
Solomon Islands spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 10.8% of GDP as of 2019.
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.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Canada: At a glance
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