Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 62.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Barbados, 1.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cabo Verde, that number is 0.6% of people.

be 48.9% less likely to be obese


In Barbados, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

live 3.1 years less


In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 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 14.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Barbados, 10.5% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

make 63.1% less money


Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,700, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

Life

have 70.9% more children


In Barbados, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 55.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Barbados, approximately 10.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 22.4% less likely to have access to electricity


In Barbados, 91% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).

be 39.4% less likely to have internet access


In Barbados, approximately 79.5% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 36.0% less on healthcare


Barbados spends 7.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 9.9 times more coastline


Barbados has a total of 97 km of coastline. In Cabo Verde, that number is 965 km.

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 Barbados? 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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