Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 2.9 years longer

In Bolivia, the average life expectancy is 70 years (67 years for men, 72 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 41.6% less likely to be obese

In Bolivia, 20.2% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.


be 22.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Bolivia, 38.6% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed

In Bolivia, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.


be 79.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Bolivia, approximately 206.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 38.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Bolivia, approximately 35.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 21.4% more likely to have internet access

In Bolivia, approximately 39.7% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

be 21.6% less likely to have access to electricity

In Bolivia, 90% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).


spend 26.0% less on education

Bolivia spends 7.3% of its total GDP on education. Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 23.8% less on healthcare

Bolivia spends 6.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

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 Bolivia? 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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