Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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 Belize, that number is 1.9% of people.

live 3.5 years less


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Belize, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women).

be 2.0 times more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Belize, that number is 24.1% of people.

Economy

make 20.3% more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Belize, the GDP per capita is $8,300.

be 12.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Belize, that number is 10.1%.

be 36.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Belize, however, that number is 41.0%.

Life

be 33.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belize, 28.0 women do.

be 13.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belize, on the other hand, 18.9 children do.

have 20.0% more children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Belize, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 41.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Cabo Verde, 71% of the population has electricity access. In Belize, 100% of the population do.

Expenditures

spend 37.0% more on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Belize spends 7.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 20.8% more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belize, that number is 5.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 60.0% less coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Belize, that number is 386 km.

Belize: At a glance

Belize is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 22,806 sq km. Belize was the site of several Mayan city states until their decline at the end of the first millennium A.D. The British and Spanish disputed the region in the 17th and 18th centuries; it formally became the colony of British Honduras in 1854. Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992 and the two countries are involved in an ongoing border dispute. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. Current concerns include the country's heavy foreign debt burden, high unemployment, growing involvement in the Mexican and South American drug trade, high crime rates, and one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Central America.

How big is Belize 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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