Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Dominica, you would:
live 2.4 years longer
In Dominica, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In United States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
be 29.7% more likely to be obese
In Dominica, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 6.1 times more money
Dominica has a GDP per capita of $9,900 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 83.1% less likely to be unemployed
In Dominica, 23.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2000. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 47.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Dominica, 29.0% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
be 54.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Dominica, approximately 11.3 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In United States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
have 11.7% fewer children
In Dominica, there are approximately 13.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 30.0% more likely to have internet access
In Dominica, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In United States, about 91.0% do as of 2020.
spend 3.1 times more on healthcare
Dominica spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 134.6 times more coastline
Dominica has a total of 148 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
United States: At a glance
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