Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 6.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Cabo Verde, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cameroon, that number is 3.7% of people.

live 13.4 years less


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Cameroon, that number is 59 years (58 years for men, 60 years for women).

Economy

be 52.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Cameroon, that number is 4.3%.

make 46.4% less money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Cameroon, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

Life

be 13.6% less likely to be literate


In Cabo Verde, the literacy rate is 86.8%. In Cameroon, it is 75.0%.

have 77.0% more children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Cameroon, there are 35.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 14.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Cameroon, 596.0 women do.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cameroon, on the other hand, 51.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 22.1% less 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 Cameroon, that number is 55% of people on average (88% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas).

be 48.1% less likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Cameroon, about 25.0% do.

be 17.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Cabo Verde, approximately 92% of people have improved drinking water access (94% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Cameroon, that number is 76% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 48.1% less on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Cameroon spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 14.6% less on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cameroon, that number is 4.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 58.3% less coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Cameroon, that number is 402 km.

Cameroon: At a glance

Cameroon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 472,710 sq km. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

How big is Cameroon 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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