Comparing United States to Cabo Verde

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If you lived in Cabo Verde instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 91.7% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Cabo Verde  CABO VERDE ($4,400.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Cabo Verde, that number is $4,400.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Cabo Verde GDP

LIVE 8 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Cabo Verde  CABO VERDE (71.57 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 71.57.
Category: United States vs. Cabo Verde life expectancy

CONSUME 95.9% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Cabo Verde  CABO VERDE (496 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Cabo Verde, it is 496 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Cabo Verde electricity consumption

BE 66.7% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Cabo Verde  CABO VERDE (0.2% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cabo Verde, that number is 0.2%.
Category: United States vs. Cabo Verde AIDS percentage

BE 10% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Cabo Verde  CABO VERDE (89.3% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Cabo Verde, 89.3% do.
Category: United States vs. Cabo Verde drinking water access

BE 3.94 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Cabo Verde  CABO VERDE (24.28 per 1000 infants)
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That's 293.5% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, there are a total of 24.28 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Cabo Verde infant mortality

BE 2.88 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Cabo Verde  CABO VERDE (21% of people)
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That's 187.7% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Cabo Verde 21% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Cabo Verde unemployment rate

HAVE 54.4% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Cabo Verde  CABO VERDE (20.72 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Cabo Verde, however, there are a total of 20.72 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Cabo Verde birth rate

BE 98.7% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Cabo Verde  CABO VERDE (30% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, 30% are.
Category: United States vs. Cabo Verde poverty

SEE A 95.2% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Cabo Verde  CABO VERDE (965km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km.
Category: United States vs. Cabo Verde coastline

At a Glance: Cabo Verde

  • Land Area: ~4 thousand sq km (United States is ~2,437 times bigger than Cabo Verde)
  • Population: ~539 thousand people (318 million more people live in United States)

How big is Cabo Verde compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Cabo Verde (4,033 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 4,033 sq km. The uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century; Cabo Verde subsequently became a trading center for African slaves and later an important coaling and resupply stop for whaling and transatlantic shipping. Following independence in 1975, and a tentative interest in unification with Guinea-Bissau, a one-party system was established and maintained until multi-party elections were held in 1990. Cabo Verde continues to exhibit one of Africa's most stable democratic governments. Repeated droughts during the second half of the 20th century caused significant hardship and prompted heavy emigration. As a result, Cabo Verde's expatriate population is greater than its domestic one. Most Cabo Verdeans have both African and Portuguese antecedents.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).