Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 2.6 times more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Fiji, that number is 30.2% of people.

Economy

make 42.0% more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Fiji, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

be 38.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Fiji, that number is 5.5%.

Life

be 28.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Fiji, 30.0 women do.

be 56.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Fiji, on the other hand, 9.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 16.4% 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 Fiji, that number is 59% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 27.8% less on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Fiji spends 3.9% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 17.0% more coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Fiji, that number is 1,129 km.

Fiji: At a glance

Fiji is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,274 sq km. Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987 caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE. Re-elected in May 2006, QARASE was ousted in a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, who initially appointed himself acting president but in January 2007 became interim prime minister. Since taking power BAINIMARAMA has neutralized his opponents, crippled Fiji's democratic institutions, and initially refused to hold elections. In 2012, he promised to hold elections in 2014.

How big is Fiji 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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