Comparing United States to Dominican Republic

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If you moved to Dominican Republic from the United States, you would:


MAKE 81.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Dominican Republic  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ($9,700.00 per capita)
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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  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Dominican Republic  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (77.80 years life expectancy)
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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  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Dominican Republic  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (1,267 kWh per capita)
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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  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Dominican Republic  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (0.7% of people)
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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  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Dominican Republic  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (80.9% of people)
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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  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Dominican Republic  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (19.63 per 1000 infants)
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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  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Dominican Republic  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (15% of people)
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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  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Dominican Republic  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (18.97 babies per 1000 people)
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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  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Dominican Republic  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (34.4% of people)
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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  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Dominican Republic  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (1,288km of coastline)
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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).