Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Dominica instead of South Africa, you would:

Health

live 13.4 years longer


In South Africa, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 65 years for women). In Dominica, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

be 16.7% less likely to be unemployed


In South Africa, 27.6% of adults are unemployed. In Dominica, that number is 23.0%.

make 17.8% less money


South Africa has a GDP per capita of $13,500, while in Dominica, the GDP per capita is $11,100.

be 74.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In South Africa, 16.6% live below the poverty line. In Dominica, however, that number is 29.0%.

Life

be 65.8% less likely to die during infancy


In South Africa, approximately 31.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Dominica, on the other hand, 10.6 children do.

have 25.2% less children


In South Africa, there are approximately 20.2 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 South Africa, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Dominica, about 67.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 42.4% less on education


South Africa spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Dominica spends 3.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 37.5% less on healthcare


South Africa spends 8.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Dominica, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 94.7% less coastline


South Africa has a total of 2,798 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 South Africa? 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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