Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Dominica instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

live 2.3 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Dominica, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 13.4% more likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Dominica, that number is 27.9% of people.

Economy

make 24.7% more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Dominica, the GDP per capita is $11,100.

be 11.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Dominica, however, that number is 29.0%.

be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Dominica, that number is 23.0%.

Life

be 36.9% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Dominica, on the other hand, 10.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Dominica, about 67.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 19.1% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Dominica, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 51.8% less coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 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 El Salvador? 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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