Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.3 years longer


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Latvia, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 100.0% more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Latvia, that number is 23.6% of people.

Economy

make 4.0 times more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Latvia, the GDP per capita is $27,600.

be 15.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Latvia, however, that number is 25.5%.

Life

be 57.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Latvia, 18.0 women do.

be 76.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Latvia, on the other hand, 5.2 children do.

be 15.1% more likely to be literate


In Cabo Verde, the literacy rate is 86.8%. In Latvia, it is 99.9%.

have 51.5% less children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Latvia, there are 9.7 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 Latvia, 100% of the population do.

be 65.8% more likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Latvia, about 79.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 22.9% more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Latvia, that number is 5.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 48.4% less coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Latvia, that number is 498 km.

Latvia: At a glance

Latvia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,249 sq km. The name "Latvia" originates from the ancient Latgalians, one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the Latvian people (ca. 8th-12th centuries A.D.). The region subsequently came under the control of Germans, Poles, Swedes, and finally, Russians. A Latvian republic emerged following World War I, but it was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. Latvia reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of the Russian minority (some 28% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2014.

How big is Latvia 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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