Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 30.5% less likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Angola, that number is 8.2% of people.

be 3.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Cabo Verde, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Angola, that number is 1.9% of people.

live 12.2 years less


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Angola, that number is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women).

Economy

be 26.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Angola, that number is 6.6%.

be 22.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Angola, however, that number is 36.6%.

Life

have 2.2 times more children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Angola, there are 44.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 11.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Angola, 477.0 women do.

be 18.1% less likely to be literate


In Cabo Verde, the literacy rate is 86.8%. In Angola, it is 71.1%.

be 3.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Angola, on the other hand, 67.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 57.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Cabo Verde, 71% of people have electricity access (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 30% of people on average (46% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 73.0% less likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Angola, about 13.0% do.

be 46.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Cabo Verde, approximately 92% of people have improved drinking water access (94% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 49% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 28% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 35.2% less on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Angola spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 31.2% less on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Angola, that number is 3.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 65.8% more coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Angola, that number is 1,600 km.

Angola: At a glance

Angola is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,246,700 sq km. Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS pushed through a new constitution in 2010; elections held in 2012 saw him installed as president.

How big is Angola compared to Cabo Verde? 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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