Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 1.6 years longer


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Brazil, that number is 74 years (70 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 87.3% more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Brazil, that number is 22.1% of people.

Economy

make 2.3 times more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $15,600.

be 86.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2%.

be 31.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Brazil, that number is 11.8%.

Life

be 20.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Brazil, on the other hand, 17.5 children do.

have 29.5% less children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Brazil, there are 14.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 40.9% 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 Brazil, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 23.9% more likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Brazil, about 59.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 72.9% more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Brazil, that number is 8.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 7.8 times more coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Brazil, that number is 7,491 km.

Brazil: At a glance

Brazil is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 8,358,140 sq km. Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil underwent more than a half century of populist and military government until 1985, when the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader, one of the first in the area to begin an economic recovery. High income inequality and crime remain pressing problems, as well as recent years' slow down in economic growth.

How big is Brazil 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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