Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 97.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In South Africa, 20.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Dominica, that number is 0.6% of people as of 2018.

live 12.9 years longer


In South Africa, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020. In Dominica, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 16.4% less likely to be unemployed


In South Africa, 27.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Dominica, that number is 23.0% as of 2000.

make 19.1% less money


South Africa has a GDP per capita of $13,600 as of 2017, while in Dominica, the GDP per capita is $11,000 as of 2017.

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


In South Africa, 16.6% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Dominica, however, that number is 29.0% as of 2009.

Life

be 65.1% less likely to die during infancy


In South Africa, approximately 27.8 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 24.5% fewer children


In South Africa, there are approximately 19.2 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 18.8% more likely to have access to electricity


In South Africa, approximately 84% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Dominica, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 23.9% more likely to have internet access


In South Africa, approximately 56.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Dominica, about 69.6% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 45.2% less on education


South Africa spends 6.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Dominica spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

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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