Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Antigua and Barbuda instead of Cabo Verde, you would:

Health

live 4.3 years longer


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 60.2% more likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 3.8 times more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Antigua and Barbuda, the GDP per capita is $26,300.

be 22.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 11.0%.

Life

be 14.1% more likely to be literate


In Cabo Verde, the literacy rate is 86.8%. In Antigua and Barbuda, it is 99.0%.

be 44.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Antigua and Barbuda, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

have 21.5% less children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Antigua and Barbuda, there are 15.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 28.9% more 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 Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 35.3% more likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Antigua and Barbuda, about 65.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 53.7% less on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Antigua and Barbuda spends 2.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 14.6% more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 84.1% less coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 153 km.

Antigua and Barbuda: At a glance

Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 442 sq km. The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early Spanish and French settlements were succeeded by an English colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

How big is Antigua and Barbuda 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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