If you lived in Dominican Republic instead of United States, you would:
MAKE 81.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ($9,700.00 per capita)
In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita,
while in Dominican Republic, that number is $9,700.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic GDP
LIVE 1.8 YEARS LESS
UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (77.80 years life expectancy)
In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56.
In Dominican Republic, the average life expectancy is 77.80.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic life expectancy
CONSUME 89.6% LESS ELECTRICITY
UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (1,267 kWh per capita)
In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita.
In Dominican Republic, it is 1,267 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic electricity consumption
BE 16.7% MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS
UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (0.7% of people)
In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV.
In Dominican Republic, that number is 0.7%.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic AIDS percentage
BE 18.4% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER
UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (80.9% of people)
In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water.
In Dominican Republic, 80.9% do.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic drinking water access
BE 3.18 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY
UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (19.63 per 1000 infants)
That's 218.2% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one.
In Dominican Republic, on the other hand, there are a total of 19.63 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic infant mortality
BE 2.06 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED
UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (15% of people)
That's 105.5% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed,
and in Dominican Republic 15% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic unemployment rate
HAVE 41.4% MORE BABIES
UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (18.97 babies per 1000 people)
In United States, there are approximately 13.42
babies per 1000 people. In Dominican Republic, however, there are a total of 18.97 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic birth rate
BE 2.28 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (34.4% of people)
That's 127.8% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line.
In Dominican Republic, 34.4% are.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic poverty
SEE A 93.5% DECREASE IN COASTLINE
UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (1,288km of coastline)
United States has a total of 19,924
km of coastline, while Dominican Republic has a total of 1,288 km.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic coastline
At a Glance: Dominican Republic
Land Area: ~49 thousand sq km (United States is ~202 times bigger than Dominican Republic)
Population: ~10 million people (309 million more people live in United States)
How big is Dominican Republic compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.
This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Dominican Republic (48,670 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).
A brief history of Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 48,670 sq km. The Taino - indigenous inhabitants of Hispaniola prior to the arrival of the Europeans - divided the island into five chiefdoms and territories. Christopher COLUMBUS explored and claimed the island on his first voyage in 1492; it became a springboard for Spanish conquest of the Caribbean and the American mainland. In 1697, Spain recognized French dominion over the western third of the island, which in 1804 became Haiti. The remainder of the island, by then known as Santo Domingo, sought to gain its own independence in 1821 but was conquered and ruled by the Haitians for 22 years; it finally attained independence as the Dominican Republic in 1844. In 1861, the Dominicans voluntarily returned to the Spanish Empire, but two years later they launched a war that restored independence in 1865. A legacy of unsettled, mostly non-representative rule followed, capped by the dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas TRUJILLO from 1930 to 1961. Juan BOSCH was elected president in 1962 but was deposed in a military coup in 1963. In 1965, the United States led an intervention in the midst of a civil war sparked by an uprising to restore BOSCH. In 1966, Joaquin BALAGUER defeated BOSCH in an election to become president. BALAGUER maintained a tight grip on power for most of the next 30 years when international reaction to flawed elections forced him to curtail his term in 1996. Since then, regular competitive elections have been held in which opposition candidates have won the presidency. Former President Leonel FERNANDEZ Reyna (first term 1996-2000) won election to a new term in 2004 following a constitutional amendment allowing presidents to serve more than one term, and was later reelected to a second consecutive term. In 2012, Danilo MEDINA Sanchez was elected president.
The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).
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