Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 33.9% less likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Comoros, that number is 7.8% of people.

live 7.8 years less


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Comoros, that number is 65 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).

Economy

be 27.8% less likely to be unemployed


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

make 76.8% less money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Comoros, the GDP per capita is $1,600.

be 49.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Comoros, however, that number is 44.8%.

Life

have 30.5% more children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Comoros, there are 26.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 8.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Comoros, 335.0 women do.

be 10.4% less likely to be literate


In Cabo Verde, the literacy rate is 86.8%. In Comoros, it is 77.8%.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Comoros, on the other hand, 60.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 83.6% less likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Comoros, about 7.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 20.4% less on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Comoros spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 39.6% more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Comoros, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 64.8% less coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Comoros, that number is 340 km.

Comoros: At a glance

Comoros is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,235 sq km. Comoros has endured more than 20 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power of the entire government in a bloodless coup, and helped negotiate the 2000 Fomboni Accords power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its local government. AZALI won the 2002 federal presidential election, and each island in the archipelago elected its president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI was elected to office. In 2007, Mohamed BACAR effected Anjouan's de-facto secession from the Union of Comoros, refusing to step down when Comoros' other islands held legitimate elections in July. The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade to Anjouan, but in March 2008 the AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island. The island's inhabitants generally welcomed the move. In May 2011, Ikililou DHOININE won the presidency in peaceful elections widely deemed to be free and fair.

How big is Comoros 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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