Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 12.2 years longer


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Macau, that number is 85 years (82 years for men, 88 years for women).

Economy

make 16.2 times more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Macau, the GDP per capita is $111,600.

be 77.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Macau, that number is 2.0%.

Life

be 11.2% more likely to be literate


In Cabo Verde, the literacy rate is 86.8%. In Macau, it is 96.5%.

be 85.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Macau, on the other hand, 3.1 children do.

have 57.0% less children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Macau, there are 8.6 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 Macau, that number is 91% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas).

be 61.0% more likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Macau, about 77.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 44.4% less on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Macau spends 3.0% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 95.8% less coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Macau, that number is 41 km.

Macau: At a glance

Macau is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 28 sq km. Colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Macau was the first European settlement in the Far East. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and Portugal on 13 April 1987, Macau became the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 20 December 1999. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's political and economic system would not be imposed on Macau, and that Macau would enjoy a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign affairs and defense for the subsequent 50 years.

How big is Macau 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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