Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 97.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Botswana, 22.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cabo Verde, that number is 0.6% of people.

live 9.1 years longer


In Botswana, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 37.6% less likely to be obese


In Botswana, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

Economy

be 55.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Botswana, 20.0% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

make 61.2% less money


Botswana has a GDP per capita of $17,800, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 55.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Botswana, 19.3% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

Life

be 67.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Botswana, approximately 129.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 26.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Botswana, approximately 29.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 22.3% more likely to have internet access


In Botswana, approximately 39.4% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 43.7% less on education


Botswana spends 9.6% of its total GDP on education. Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 11.1% less on healthcare


Botswana spends 5.4% 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 Botswana? 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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