Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.3 years longer


In Tuvalu, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women). In Dominica, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 45.9% less likely to be obese


In Tuvalu, 51.6% of adults are obese. In Dominica, that number is 27.9% of people.

Economy

make 2.9 times more money


Tuvalu has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Dominica, the GDP per capita is $11,100.

be 10.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tuvalu, 26.3% live below the poverty line. In Dominica, however, that number is 29.0%.

Life

be 63.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Tuvalu, approximately 29.0 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 Tuvalu, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Dominica, there are 15.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tuvalu, 45% of people have electricity access (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas). In Dominica, that number is 93% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 45.7% more likely to have internet access


In Tuvalu, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access. In Dominica, about 67.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 66.7% less on healthcare


Tuvalu spends 16.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Dominica, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 6.2 times more coastline


Tuvalu has a total of 24 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 Tuvalu? 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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