Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cabo Verde instead of Algeria, you would:

Health

be 56.9% less likely to be obese


In Algeria, 27.4% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

live 4.6 years less


In Algeria, the average life expectancy is 77 years (76 years for men, 78 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

be 23.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Algeria, 11.7% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

make 54.6% less money


Algeria has a GDP per capita of $15,200, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 30.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Algeria, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

Life

be 70.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Algeria, approximately 140.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 11.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Algeria, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 12.4% more likely to have internet access


In Algeria, approximately 42.9% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

be 28.7% less likely to have access to electricity


In Algeria, 99% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 33.3% less on healthcare


Algeria spends 7.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

spend 25.6% more on education


Algeria spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education. Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

Cabo Verde: At a glance

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.

How big is Cabo Verde compared to Algeria? 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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