Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Dominica instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:

Health

live 9.9 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Dominica, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 31.0% more likely to be obese


In Papua New Guinea, 21.3% of adults are obese. In Dominica, that number is 27.9% of people.

Economy

make 3.0 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Dominica, the GDP per capita is $11,100.

be 21.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Dominica, however, that number is 29.0%.

be 9.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Dominica, that number is 23.0%.

Life

be 70.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Dominica, on the other hand, 10.6 children do.

have 36.3% less children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Dominica, there are 15.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, 18% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas). In Dominica, that number is 93% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 7.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Dominica, about 67.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 27.9% more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Dominica, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 97.1% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 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 Papua New Guinea? 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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