Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 42.7% more likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 12.2 times more money


Solomon Islands has a GDP per capita of $2,200, while in Turkey, the GDP per capita is $26,900.

Life

be 86.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Solomon Islands, approximately 114.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Turkey, 16.0 women do.

be 13.7% more likely to be literate


In Solomon Islands, the literacy rate is 84.1%. In Turkey, it is 95.6%.

be 19.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Solomon Islands, approximately 14.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Turkey, on the other hand, 17.6 children do.

have 36.9% fewer children


In Solomon Islands, there are approximately 24.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Turkey, there are 15.7 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 Turkey, 100% of the population do.

be 5.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Solomon Islands, approximately 11.0% of the population has internet access. In Turkey, about 58.3% 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 Turkey, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 56.0% less on education


Solomon Islands spends 10.0% of its total GDP on education. Turkey spends 4.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 35.5% more coastline


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

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.

How big is Turkey 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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