Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.0 years longer


In Peru, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Dominica, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

be 41.6% more likely to be obese


In Peru, 19.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Dominica, that number is 27.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 18.5% less money


Peru has a GDP per capita of $13,500 as of 2017, while in Dominica, the GDP per capita is $11,000 as of 2017.

be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Peru, 6.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Dominica, that number is 23.0% as of 2000.

be 27.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Peru, 22.7% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Dominica, however, that number is 29.0% as of 2009.

Life

be 41.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Peru, approximately 16.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Dominica, on the other hand, 9.7 children do as of 2020.

have 14.7% fewer children


In Peru, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Dominica, there are 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 32.5% more likely to have internet access


In Peru, approximately 52.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Dominica, about 69.6% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 12.8% less on education


Peru spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Dominica spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 93.9% less coastline


Peru has a total of 2,414 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 Peru? 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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