Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.8 years longer


In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women). In Dominica, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 4.4 times more likely to be obese


In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese. In Dominica, that number is 27.9% of people.

Economy

make 33.7% more money


Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in Dominica, the GDP per capita is $11,100.

be 4.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed. In Dominica, that number is 23.0%.

be 34.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Philippines, 21.6% live below the poverty line. In Dominica, however, that number is 29.0%.

Life

be 50.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Philippines, approximately 21.4 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 Philippines, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Dominica, there are 15.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 20.7% more likely to have internet access


In Philippines, approximately 55.5% of the population has internet access. In Dominica, about 67.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 25.9% more on education


Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education. Dominica spends 3.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 17.0% more on healthcare


Philippines spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Dominica, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 99.6% less coastline


Philippines has a total of 36,289 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 Philippines? 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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