Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.1 years longer


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Barbados, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 2.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Cabo Verde, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Barbados, that number is 1.6% of people.

be 95.8% more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people.

Economy

make 2.7 times more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,700.

be 16.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Barbados, that number is 10.5%.

Life

be 35.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Barbados, 27.0 women do.

be 53.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Barbados, on the other hand, 10.2 children do.

have 41.5% less children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Barbados, there are 11.7 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 Barbados, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 64.9% more likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Barbados, about 79.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 56.3% more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Barbados, that number is 7.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 89.9% less coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Barbados, that number is 97 km.

Barbados: At a glance

Barbados is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 430 sq km. The island was uninhabited when first settled by the British in 1627. African slaves worked the sugar plantations established on the island until 1834 when slavery was abolished. The economy remained heavily dependent on sugar, rum, and molasses production through most of the 20th century. The gradual introduction of social and political reforms in the 1940s and 1950s led to complete independence from the UK in 1966. In the 1990s, tourism and manufacturing surpassed the sugar industry in economic importance.

How big is Barbados 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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