THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

Dominican Republic

Ranked 63rd of 149

At a glance

Ranks

63 rd on the Legatum
Prosperity Index™

86th
99th
85th
96th
73rd
114th
40th
44th
21st

SUB-INDEX RANKINGS

In the Prosperity Sub-Index rankings, Dominican Republic performs best on Natural Environment and Personal Freedom and scores lowest on the Safety & Security sub-index.

Visit our Rankings table to see how the Dominican Republic compares to other countries.

Prosperity Gap

The ‘Prosperity Gap’ takes a country's GDP and uses it as the yardstick to measure a nation's expected Prosperity Index ranking.

What was a small prosperity surplus in 2007 has now turned into a similar sized prosperity deficit as prosperity delivery has not kept pace with rising wealth. This is most apparent in the large and growing deficits seen in Business Environment and Governance.

Note:
In the chart above, each dot represents a country. The curve shows the general tendency with which prosperity increases as GDP per capita increases. If a country falls below the curve, then we can say that compared to all other countries, it is under-delivering prosperity for its citizens. Likewise, if a country rises above the curve, then we can say that it is over-delivering prosperity for its citizens. Learn more about the Prosperity Gap here.

Alternatively, have a look at the Prosperity Gap view on our Rankings table for a full list of countries and to see how each of them are performing on the various sub-indices.

Data

How to read this graph:
When comparing multiple countries on a spider chart, data points that appear
further away from the center represent a better performance to the points that are closer to the center.