Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Dominica instead of Burkina Faso, you would:

Health

live 21.3 years longer


In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women). In Dominica, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 5.0 times more likely to be obese


In Burkina Faso, 5.6% of adults are obese. In Dominica, that number is 27.9% of people.

Economy

make 5.8 times more money


Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900, while in Dominica, the GDP per capita is $11,100.

be 70.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Burkina Faso, 77.0% of adults are unemployed. In Dominica, that number is 23.0%.

be 27.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Burkina Faso, 40.1% live below the poverty line. In Dominica, however, that number is 29.0%.

Life

be 85.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Burkina Faso, approximately 72.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Dominica, on the other hand, 10.6 children do.

have 63.3% less children


In Burkina Faso, there are approximately 41.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Dominica, there are 15.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.5 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Burkina Faso, 17% of people have electricity access (56% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Dominica, that number is 93% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 4.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Burkina Faso, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access. In Dominica, about 67.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 19.0% less on education


Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education. Dominica spends 3.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 10.0% more on healthcare


Burkina Faso spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Dominica, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

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 Burkina Faso? 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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