United States compared to Dominican Republic

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If you moved to Dominican Republic from United States, you would..


make 72.3% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Dominican Republic Dominican Republic ($15,900 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Dominican Republic, the GDP per capita is $15,900.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic - GDP Per Capita

pay 36.9% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Dominican Republic Dominican Republic (25% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Dominican Republic, the top marginal tax rate is 25%.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic - Tax Rate

live 1.7 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Dominican Republic Dominican Republic (78.1 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Dominican Republic, the average life expectancy is 78.1 years.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic - Life Expectancy

consume 88.2% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Dominican Republic Dominican Republic (1,427 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Dominican Republic, that number is 1,427 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic - Electricity Consumption

have 48.8% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Dominican Republic Dominican Republic (18.6 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Dominican Republic, that number is 18.6 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic - Birth Rate

be 2.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Dominican Republic Dominican Republic (41.1% of people - 2013 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Dominican Republic, that number is 41.1% of people.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic - Poverty Line

be 14.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Dominican Republic Dominican Republic (84.7% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Dominican Republic, 84.7% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic - Access to Drinking Water

be 3.1 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Dominican Republic Dominican Republic (18.1 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Dominican Republic, on the other hand, 18.1 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic - Infant Mortality

be 2.9 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Dominican Republic Dominican Republic (13.8% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Dominican Republic, that number is 13.8% of people.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic - Unemployment

see 93.5% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Dominican Republic Dominican Republic (1,288 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Dominican Republic, that number is 1,288 km.
Category: United States vs. Dominican Republic - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Direccion General de Impuestos Internos.


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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.

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