Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.9 years less


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Kiribati, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 3.9 times more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Kiribati, that number is 46.0% of people.

Economy

make 71.0% less money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Kiribati, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Kiribati, that number is 30.6%.

Life

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 Kiribati, 90.0 women do.

be 46.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kiribati, on the other hand, 32.1 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 Kiribati, that number is 59% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 71.6% less likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Kiribati, about 13.7% do.

be 27.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Cabo Verde, approximately 92% of people have improved drinking water access (94% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Kiribati, that number is 67% of people on average (87% in urban areas, and 51% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.1 times more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Kiribati, that number is 10.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 18.4% more coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Kiribati, that number is 1,143 km.

Kiribati: At a glance

Kiribati is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 811 sq km. The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.

How big is Kiribati 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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