If you lived in New Zealand instead of Solomon Islands, you would:

Health

live 5.8 years longer

In Solomon Islands, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In New Zealand, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.

be 36.9% more likely to be obese

In Solomon Islands, 22.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 17.0 times more money

Solomon Islands has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2020, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $42,400 as of 2020.

Life

be 91.3% less likely to die during childbirth

In Solomon Islands, approximately 104.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In New Zealand, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

be 82.8% 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 New Zealand, on the other hand, 3.4 children do as of 2022.

have 43.7% fewer children

In Solomon Islands, there are approximately 22.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

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 New Zealand, 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 New Zealand, 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 (95% in urban areas, and 66% in rural areas) as of 2020. In New Zealand, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 40.6% less on education

Solomon Islands spends 10.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. New Zealand spends 6.0% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 2.0 times more on healthcare

Solomon Islands spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In New Zealand, that number is 9.7% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 2.8 times more coastline

Solomon Islands has a total of 5,313 km of coastline. In New Zealand, that number is 15,134 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

New Zealand: At a glance

New Zealand (sometimes abbreviated NZ) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 264,537 sq km. The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. That same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both world wars. New Zealand's full participation in a number of defense alliances lapsed by the 1980s. In recent years, the government has sought to address longstanding Maori grievances.
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