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

Health

live 2.1 years longer

In Solomon Islands, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In Poland, that number is 79 years (75 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.

Economy

make 12.9 times more money

Solomon Islands has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2020, while in Poland, the GDP per capita is $32,200 as of 2020.

be 21.3% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Solomon Islands, 12.7% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Poland, however, that number is 15.4% as of 2018.

Life

be 98.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In Solomon Islands, approximately 104.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Poland, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 79.2% 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 Poland, on the other hand, 4.2 children do as of 2022.

have 62.6% fewer children

In Solomon Islands, there are approximately 22.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Poland, there are 8.5 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 Poland, 100% of the population do as of 2020.

be 6.9 times more likely to have internet access

In Solomon Islands, approximately 12.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Poland, about 83.0% 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 Poland, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 54.5% less on education

Solomon Islands spends 10.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Poland spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 35.4% more on healthcare

Solomon Islands spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Poland, that number is 6.5% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 91.7% less coastline

Solomon Islands has a total of 5,313 km of coastline. In Poland, that number is 440 km.


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

Poland: At a glance

Poland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 304,255 sq km. Poland's history as a state begins near the middle of the 10th century. By the mid-16th century, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth ruled a vast tract of land in central and eastern Europe. During the 18th century, internal disorders weakened the nation, and in a series of agreements between 1772 and 1795, Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned Poland among themselves. Poland regained its independence in 1918 only to be overrun by Germany and the Soviet Union in World War II. It became a Soviet satellite state following the war, but its government was comparatively tolerant and progressive. Labor turmoil in 1980 led to the formation of the independent trade union "Solidarity" that over time became a political force with over ten million members. Free elections in 1989 and 1990 won Solidarity control of the parliament and the presidency, bringing the communist era to a close. A "shock therapy" program during the early 1990s enabled the country to transform its economy into one of the most robust in Central Europe. Poland joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. With its transformation to a democratic, market-oriented country largely completed and with large investments in defense, energy, and other infrastructure, Poland is an increasingly active member of Euro-Atlantic organizations.
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