Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 4.6 years longer

In Dominica, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 14.7% less likely to be obese

In Dominica, 27.9% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.


make 3.5 times more money

Dominica has a GDP per capita of $11,100, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 25.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Dominica, 23.0% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

be 27.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Dominica, 29.0% live below the poverty line. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1%.


be 68.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Dominica, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 39.1% fewer children

In Dominica, there are approximately 15.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 20.3% more likely to have internet access

In Dominica, approximately 67.0% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.


spend 26.5% more on education

Dominica spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 63.6% more on healthcare

Dominica spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.


see 33.5 times more coastline

Dominica has a total of 148 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.

Spain: At a glance

Spain is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 498,980 sq km. Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World War I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. More recently the government has had to focus on measures to reverse a severe economic recession that began in mid-2008. Austerity measures implemented to reduce a large budget deficit and reassure foreign investors have led to one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe.

How big is Spain 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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