Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.1 years longer


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Grenada, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 80.5% more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Grenada, that number is 21.3% of people.

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Grenada, the GDP per capita is $14,900.

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Grenada, that number is 24.0%.

be 26.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Grenada, however, that number is 38.0%.

Life

be 35.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Grenada, 27.0 women do.

be 55.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Grenada, on the other hand, 9.7 children do.

have 22.5% less children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Grenada, there are 15.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 28.9% 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 Grenada, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 16.0% more likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Grenada, about 55.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 90.7% more on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Grenada spends 10.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 27.1% more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Grenada, that number is 6.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 87.5% less coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Grenada, that number is 121 km.

Grenada: At a glance

Grenada is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 344 sq km. Carib Indians inhabited Grenada when Christopher COLUMBUS discovered the island in 1498, but it remained uncolonized for more than a century. The French settled Grenada in the 17th century, established sugar estates, and imported large numbers of African slaves. Britain took the island in 1762 and vigorously expanded sugar production. In the 19th century, cacao eventually surpassed sugar as the main export crop; in the 20th century, nutmeg became the leading export. In 1967, Britain gave Grenada autonomy over its internal affairs. Full independence was attained in 1974 making Grenada one of the smallest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere. Grenada was seized by a Marxist military council on 19 October 1983. Six days later the island was invaded by US forces and those of six other Caribbean nations, which quickly captured the ringleaders and their hundreds of Cuban advisers. Free elections were reinstituted the following year and have continued since that time.

How big is Grenada 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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