Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 6.2 years longer

In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In Dominica, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 47.6% more likely to be obese

In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Dominica, that number is 27.9% of people.


make 94.7% more money

Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Dominica, the GDP per capita is $11,100.

be 5.6 times more likely to be unemployed

In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Dominica, that number is 23.0%.

be 3.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line. In Dominica, however, that number is 29.0%.


be 11.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Dominica, on the other hand, 10.6 children do.

have 31.3% more children

In Moldova, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Dominica, there are 15.1 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 49.3% less on education

Moldova spends 6.7% of its total GDP on education. Dominica spends 3.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 46.6% less on healthcare

Moldova spends 10.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Dominica, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

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 Moldova? 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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