Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 8.6 years longer


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Finland, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 88.1% more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Finland, that number is 22.2% of people.

Economy

make 6.4 times more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Finland, the GDP per capita is $44,300.

Life

be 92.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Finland, 3.0 women do.

be 88.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Finland, on the other hand, 2.5 children do.

have 46.5% less children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Finland, there are 10.7 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 Finland, 100% of the population do.

be 82.0% more likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Finland, about 87.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 33.3% more on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Finland spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.0 times more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Finland, that number is 9.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 29.5% more coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Finland, that number is 1,250 km.

Finland: At a glance

Finland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 303,815 sq km. Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It gained complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it successfully defended its independence through cooperation with Germany and resisted subsequent invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, Finland transformed from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro single currency at its initiation in January 1999. In the 21st century, the key features of Finland's modern welfare state are high quality education, promotion of equality, and a national social welfare system - currently challenged by an aging population and the fluctuations of an export-driven economy.

How big is Finland 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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