Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Dominica instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 1.5 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Dominica, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 67.8% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Dominica, the GDP per capita is $11,000 as of 2017.

be 7.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Dominica, that number is 23.0% as of 2000.

Life

be 11.8% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Dominica, on the other hand, 9.7 children do as of 2020.

have 30.6% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Dominica, there are 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 59.7% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Dominica, about 69.6% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 85.0% more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Dominica, that number is 148 km.

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 British Virgin Islands? 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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