Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cabo Verde instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 6.4 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

make 79.8% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

Life

have 80.2% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 81.0% more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 10.6% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 14.3% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 12.1 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? 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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