Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 40.2% more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Dominica, that number is 27.9% of people.

Economy

be 5.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Dominica, that number is 23.0%.

Life

be 35.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Dominica, on the other hand, 10.6 children do.

have 15.6% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Dominica, there are 15.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 23.8% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Dominica, about 67.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 32.0% less on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Dominica spends 3.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 40.2% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Dominica, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 93.4% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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 Ecuador? 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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