Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 5.1 years longer


In Solomon Islands, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Greece, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 10.7% more likely to be obese


In Solomon Islands, 22.5% of adults are obese. In Greece, that number is 24.9% of people.

Economy

make 12.6 times more money


Solomon Islands has a GDP per capita of $2,200, while in Greece, the GDP per capita is $27,700.

Life

be 97.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Solomon Islands, approximately 114.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Greece, 3.0 women do.

be 16.2% more likely to be literate


In Solomon Islands, the literacy rate is 84.1%. In Greece, it is 97.7%.

be 68.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Solomon Islands, approximately 14.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Greece, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

have 66.3% fewer children


In Solomon Islands, there are approximately 24.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Greece, there are 8.4 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 Greece, 100% of the population do.

be 6.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Solomon Islands, approximately 11.0% of the population has internet access. In Greece, about 69.1% do.

be 23.8% 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 Greece, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 58.8% more on healthcare


Solomon Islands spends 5.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Greece, that number is 8.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.6 times more coastline


Solomon Islands has a total of 5,313 km of coastline. In Greece, that number is 13,676 km.

Greece: At a glance

Greece is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 130,647 sq km. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

How big is Greece 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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