Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Dominica instead of Belarus, you would:

Health

live 4.2 years longer


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Dominica, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 13.9% more likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Dominica, that number is 27.9% of people.

Economy

make 41.3% less money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Dominica, the GDP per capita is $11,100.

be 23.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Dominica, that number is 23.0%.

be 5.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Dominica, however, that number is 29.0%.

Life

have 46.6% more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Dominica, there are 15.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Dominica, on the other hand, 10.6 children do.

Expenditures

spend 32.0% less on education


Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Dominica spends 3.4% of total GDP on education.

Dominica: At a glance

Dominica is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 751 sq km. Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonized by Europeans due chiefly to the fierce resistance of the native Caribs. France ceded possession to Great Britain in 1763, which made the island a colony in 1805. In 1980, two years after independence, Dominica's fortunes improved when a corrupt and tyrannical administration was replaced by that of Mary Eugenia CHARLES, the first female prime minister in the Caribbean, who remained in office for 15 years. Some 3,000 Carib Indians still living on Dominica are the only pre-Columbian population remaining in the eastern Caribbean.

How big is Dominica compared to Belarus? 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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