Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 9.5 years longer


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.

Economy

make 7.0 times more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 27.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

be 68.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

Life

be 83.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 79.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 48.5% less children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 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 Canada, 100% of the population do.

be 86.3% more likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.2 times more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 209.4 times more coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.

Canada: At a glance

Canada is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,093,507 sq km. A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care, education, social services, and economic competitiveness, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.

How big is Canada 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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