Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Solomon Islands, you would:
live 6.9 years longer
In Solomon Islands, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In Hong Kong, that number is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
make 22.5 times more money
Solomon Islands has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 56.7% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Solomon Islands, 12.7% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 87.3% 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 Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2022.
have 64.6% fewer children
In Solomon Islands, there are approximately 22.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 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 Hong Kong, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 7.7 times more likely to have internet access
In Solomon Islands, approximately 12.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Hong Kong, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
be 36.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Solomon Islands, approximately 73% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2020. In Hong Kong, 100% of people do as of 2020.
spend 56.4% less on education
Solomon Islands spends 10.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Hong Kong spends 4.4% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
see 86.2% less coastline
Solomon Islands has a total of 5,313 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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