Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 50.9% less money


Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Dominica, the GDP per capita is $11,000 as of 2017.

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Dominica, that number is 23.0% as of 2000.

be 3.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uruguay, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Dominica, however, that number is 29.0% as of 2009.

Life

have 12.4% more children


In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Dominica, there are 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 24.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Uruguay, approximately 7.8 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.

Expenditures

spend 30.6% less on education


Uruguay spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Dominica spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 77.6% less coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 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 Uruguay? 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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