Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 12.2% less likely to be obese


In Dominica, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people as of 2016.

live 3.9 years less


In Dominica, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Belarus, that number is 74 years (68 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 71.8% more money


Dominica has a GDP per capita of $11,000 as of 2017, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900 as of 2017.

be 96.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Dominica, 23.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2000. In Belarus, that number is 0.8% as of 2017.

be 80.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Dominica, 29.0% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7% as of 2016.

Life

be 63.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Dominica, approximately 9.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.

have 34.5% fewer children


In Dominica, there are approximately 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Belarus, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 13.7% more likely to have internet access


In Dominica, approximately 69.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Belarus, about 79.1% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 41.2% more on education


Dominica spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Belarus spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus compared to Dominica? 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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