Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Dominica instead of United States, you would:

Health

be 22.9% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Dominica, that number is 27.9% of people as of 2016.

live 2.6 years less


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 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

make 81.6% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,800 as of 2017, while in Dominica, the GDP per capita is $11,000 as of 2017.

be 5.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Dominica, that number is 23.0% as of 2000.

be 92.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Dominica, however, that number is 29.0% as of 2009.

Life

have 16.9% more children


In United States, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Dominica, there are 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 83.0% more likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.3 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.

Basic Needs

be 20.2% less likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 87.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Dominica, about 69.6% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 32.0% less on education


United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Dominica spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 99.3% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 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 United States? 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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