Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.6 years less


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Dominica, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 22.9% more likely to be obese


In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese. In Dominica, that number is 27.9% of people.

Economy

make 56.3% less money


Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Dominica, the GDP per capita is $11,100.

be 4.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Dominica, that number is 23.0%.

be 26.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Panama, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Dominica, however, that number is 29.0%.

Life

have 15.6% less children


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

Basic Needs

be 24.1% more likely to have internet access


In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Dominica, about 67.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 31.2% less on healthcare


Panama spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Dominica, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 94.1% less coastline


Panama has a total of 2,490 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 Panama? 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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