Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 2.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Cabo Verde, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Djibouti, that number is 1.3% of people.

live 8.8 years less


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Djibouti, that number is 64 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women).

be 14.4% more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Djibouti, that number is 13.5% of people.

Economy

be 23.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Djibouti, however, that number is 23.0%.

make 47.8% less money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Djibouti, the GDP per capita is $3,600.

be 4.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Djibouti, that number is 40.0%.

Life

have 17.0% more children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Djibouti, there are 23.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Djibouti, 229.0 women do.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Djibouti, on the other hand, 45.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 29.2% 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 Djibouti, that number is 50% of people on average (61% in urban areas, and 14% in rural areas).

be 72.8% less likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Djibouti, about 13.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 16.7% less on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Djibouti spends 4.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.2 times more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Djibouti, that number is 10.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 67.5% less coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Djibouti, that number is 314 km.

Djibouti: At a glance

Djibouti is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 23,180 sq km. The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas became Djibouti in 1977. Hassan Gouled APTIDON installed an authoritarian one-party state and proceeded to serve as president until 1999. Unrest among the Afar minority during the 1990s led to a civil war that ended in 2001 with a peace accord between Afar rebels and the Somali Issa-dominated government. In 1999, Djibouti's first multiparty presidential elections resulted in the election of Ismail Omar GUELLEH as president; he was reelected to a second term in 2005 and extended his tenure in office via a constitutional amendment, which allowed him to begin a third term in 2011. Djibouti occupies a strategic geographic location at the intersection of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden and serves as an important shipping portal for goods entering and leaving the east African highlands and transshipments between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The government holds longstanding ties to France, which maintains a significant military presence in the country, and has strong ties with the United States. Djibouti hosts several thousand members of US armed services at US-run Camp Lemonnier.

How big is Djibouti 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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