Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.3 years longer


In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women). In Dominica, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 99.3% more likely to be obese


In Seychelles, 14.0% of adults are obese. In Dominica, that number is 27.9% of people.

Economy

be 26.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line. In Dominica, however, that number is 29.0%.

make 61.6% less money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in Dominica, the GDP per capita is $11,100.

be 5.6 times more likely to be unemployed


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

Life

have 10.2% more children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Dominica, there are 15.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 18.6% more likely to have internet access


In Seychelles, approximately 56.5% of the population has internet access. In Dominica, about 67.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 61.8% more on healthcare


Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Dominica, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 69.9% less coastline


Seychelles has a total of 491 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 Seychelles? 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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