Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 15.2 years longer


In Zimbabwe, the average life expectancy is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women). In Solomon Islands, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 45.2% more likely to be obese


In Zimbabwe, 15.5% of adults are obese. In Solomon Islands, that number is 22.5% of people.

Life

be 74.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Zimbabwe, approximately 443.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Solomon Islands, 114.0 women do.

be 55.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Zimbabwe, approximately 32.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Solomon Islands, on the other hand, 14.7 children do.

have 27.2% less children


In Zimbabwe, there are approximately 34.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Solomon Islands, there are 24.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 42.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Zimbabwe, 40% of people have electricity access (80% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Solomon Islands, that number is 23% of people on average (62% in urban areas, and 13% in rural areas).

be 52.4% less likely to have internet access


In Zimbabwe, approximately 23.1% of the population has internet access. In Solomon Islands, about 11.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 20.3% less on healthcare


Zimbabwe spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Solomon Islands, that number is 5.1% of GDP.

spend 19.0% more on education


Zimbabwe spends 8.4% of its total GDP on education. Solomon Islands spends 10.0% of total GDP on education.

Solomon Islands: At a glance

Solomon Islands is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 27,986 sq km. The UK established a protectorate over the Solomon Islands in the 1890s. Some of the most bitter fighting of World War II occurred on this archipelago. Self-government was achieved in 1976 and independence two years later. Ethnic violence, government malfeasance, and endemic crime have undermined stability and civil society. In June 2003, then Prime Minister Sir Allan KEMAKEZA sought the assistance of Australia in reestablishing law and order; the following month, an Australian-led multinational force arrived to restore peace and disarm ethnic militias. The Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has generally been effective in restoring law and order and rebuilding government institutions.

How big is Solomon Islands compared to Zimbabwe? 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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