Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in El Salvador instead of Cabo Verde, you would:

Health

live 2.5 years longer


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

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In El Salvador, that number is 24.6% of people.

Economy

make 29.0% more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.

be 22.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0%.

Life

be 23.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

be 28.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In El Salvador, 54.0 women do.

have 19.0% less children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In El Salvador, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 33.1% 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 El Salvador, that number is 94% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas).

be 39.8% less likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 35.2% less on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. El Salvador spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 41.7% more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In El Salvador, that number is 6.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 68.2% less coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In El Salvador, that number is 307 km.

El Salvador: At a glance

El Salvador is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 20,721 sq km. El Salvador achieved independence from Spain in 1821 and from the Central American Federation in 1839. A 12-year civil war, which cost about 75,000 lives, was brought to a close in 1992 when the government and leftist rebels signed a treaty that provided for military and political reforms.

How big is El Salvador 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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