Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.9 years less


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

be 71.2% more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Bolivia, that number is 20.2% of people.

Economy

be 55.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Bolivia, that number is 4.0%.

be 28.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Bolivia, however, that number is 38.6%.

Life

have 10.0% more children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Bolivia, there are 22.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Bolivia, 206.0 women do.

be 61.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bolivia, on the other hand, 35.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 27.5% 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 Bolivia, that number is 90% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas).

be 17.6% less likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Bolivia, about 39.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 35.2% more on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Bolivia spends 7.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 31.2% more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Bolivia, that number is 6.3% of GDP.

Bolivia: At a glance

Bolivia is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,083,301 sq km. Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor, indigenous majority. In December 2009, President MORALES easily won reelection, and his party took control of the legislative branch of the government, which will allow him to continue his process of change. In October 2011, the country held its first judicial elections to select judges for the four highest courts.

How big is Bolivia 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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