Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.7 years longer


In Solomon Islands, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 11.6% less likely to be obese


In Solomon Islands, 22.5% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 17.3 times more money


Solomon Islands has a GDP per capita of $2,200, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

Life

be 96.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Solomon Islands, approximately 114.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 18.0% more likely to be literate


In Solomon Islands, the literacy rate is 84.1%. In Italy, it is 99.2%.

be 77.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Solomon Islands, approximately 14.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 65.5% less children


In Solomon Islands, there are approximately 24.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 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 Italy, 100% of the population do.

be 5.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Solomon Islands, approximately 11.0% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% 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 Italy, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 59.0% less on education


Solomon Islands spends 10.0% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 80.4% more on healthcare


Solomon Islands spends 5.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 43.0% more coastline


Solomon Islands has a total of 5,313 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.

Italy: At a glance

Italy is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 294,140 sq km. Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy is a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include sluggish economic growth, high youth and female unemployment, organized crime, corruption, and economic disparities between southern Italy and the more prosperous north.

How big is Italy 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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