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


be 42.7% more likely to be obese

In Solomon Islands, 22.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Turkey, that number is 32.1% of people as of 2016.


make 15.0 times more money

Solomon Islands has a GDP per capita of $2,200 as of 2022, while in Turkey, the GDP per capita is $33,100 as of 2022.

be 6.5 times more likely to be unemployed

In Solomon Islands, 1.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2022. In Turkey, that number is 10.4% as of 2022.

be 13.4% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Solomon Islands, 12.7% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Turkey, however, that number is 14.4% as of 2020.


be 86.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In Solomon Islands, approximately 122.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2020. In Turkey, 17.0 women do as of 2020.

have 39.2% fewer children

In Solomon Islands, there are approximately 22.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Turkey, there are 13.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024.

Basic Needs

be 31.1% more likely to have access to electricity

In Solomon Islands, approximately 76% of the population has electricity access as of 2021. In Turkey, 100% of the population do as of 2021.

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access

In Solomon Islands, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2021. In Turkey, about 81.0% do as of 2021.

be 35.4% 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 Turkey, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2020.


spend 73.4% less on education

Solomon Islands spends 12.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Turkey spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2020.


see 35.5% more coastline

Solomon Islands has a total of 5,313 km of coastline. In Turkey, that number is 7,200 km.

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

Turkey: At a glance

Turkey is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 769,632 sq km. Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk or "Father of the Turks." Under his leadership, the country adopted wide-ranging social, legal, and political reforms. After a period of one-party rule, an experiment with multi-party politics led to the 1950 election victory of the opposition Democratic Party and the peaceful transfer of power. Since then, Turkish political parties have multiplied, but democracy has been fractured by periods of instability and intermittent military coups (1960, 1971, 1980), which in each case eventually resulted in a return of political power to civilians. In 1997, the military again helped engineer the ouster - popularly dubbed a "post-modern coup" - of the then Islamic-oriented government. Turkey intervened militarily on Cyprus in 1974 to prevent a Greek takeover of the island and has since acted as patron state to the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus," which only Turkey recognizes. A separatist insurgency begun in 1984 by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - now known as the Kurdistan People's Congress or Kongra-Gel (KGK) - has dominated the Turkish military's attention and claimed more than 30,000 lives. After the capture of the group's leader in 1999, the insurgents largely withdrew from Turkey mainly to northern Iraq. In 2013, KGK and the Turkish Government agreed to a ceasefire that continues despite slow progress in ongoing peace talks. Turkey joined the UN in 1945 and in 1952 it became a member of NATO. In 1964, Turkey became an associate member of the European Community. Over the past decade, it has undertaken many reforms to strengthen its democracy and economy; it began accession membership talks with the European Union in 2005.
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