Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.5 years less


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 40.7% more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 16.6% of people.

Economy

be 17.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 7.4%.

make 46.4% less money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Kyrgyzstan, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

Life

be 14.6% more likely to be literate


In Cabo Verde, the literacy rate is 86.8%. In Kyrgyzstan, it is 99.5%.

have 10.5% more children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Kyrgyzstan, there are 22.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 81.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Kyrgyzstan, 76.0 women do.

be 18.3% more likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kyrgyzstan, on the other hand, 25.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 41.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Cabo Verde, 71% of the population has electricity access. In Kyrgyzstan, 100% of the population do.

be 28.4% less likely to have internet access


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

Expenditures

spend 11.1% more on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Kyrgyzstan spends 6.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 35.4% more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 6.5% of GDP.

Kyrgyzstan: At a glance

Kyrgyzstan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 191,801 sq km. A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, most of Kyrgyzstan was formally annexed to Russia in 1876. The Kyrgyz staged a major revolt against the Tsarist Empire in 1916 in which almost one-sixth of the Kyrgyz population was killed. Kyrgyzstan became a Soviet republic in 1936 and achieved independence in 1991 when the USSR dissolved. Nationwide demonstrations in the spring of 2005 resulted in the ouster of President Askar AKAEV, who had run the country since 1990. Former prime minister Kurmanbek BAKIEV overwhelmingly won the presidential election in the summer of 2005. Over the next few years, he manipulated the parliament to accrue new powers for the presidency. In July 2009, after months of harassment against his opponents and media critics, BAKIEV won re-election in a presidential campaign that the international community deemed flawed. In April 2010, violent protests in Bishkek led to the collapse of the BAKIEV regime and his eventual fleeing to Minsk, Belarus. His successor, Roza OTUNBAEVA, served as transitional president until Almazbek ATAMBAEV was inaugurated in December 2011, marking the first peaceful transfer of presidential power in independent Kyrgyzstan's history. Continuing concerns include: the trajectory of democratization, endemic corruption, poor interethnic relations, and terrorism.

How big is Kyrgyzstan 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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