Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 79.7% more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Guatemala, that number is 21.2% of people.

Economy

make 17.4% more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,100.

be 74.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3%.

be 97.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3%.

Life

have 20.5% more children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Guatemala, there are 24.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Guatemala, 88.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 10.5% 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 Guatemala, that number is 78% of people on average (85% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas).

be 28.4% less likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Guatemala, about 34.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 48.1% less on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Guatemala spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 29.2% more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guatemala, that number is 6.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 58.5% less coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

How big is Guatemala 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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