Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Micronesia, Federated States of instead of Cabo Verde, you would:


be 3.9 times more likely to be obese

In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 45.8% of people.


be 11.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Micronesia, Federated States of, however, that number is 26.7%.

make 50.7% less money

Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Micronesia, Federated States of, the GDP per capita is $3,400.

be 80.0% more likely to be unemployed

In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 16.2%.


be 2.4 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Micronesia, Federated States of, 100.0 women 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 Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 59% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 34.6% less likely to have internet access

In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Micronesia, Federated States of, about 31.5% do.


spend 2.3 times more on education

Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Micronesia, Federated States of spends 12.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.9 times more on healthcare

Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 13.7% of GDP.


see 6.3 times more coastline

Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 6,112 km.

Micronesia, Federated States of: At a glance

Micronesia, Federated States of is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 702 sq km. The Caroline Islands are a widely scattered archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean; they became part of a UN Trust Territory under US administration following World War II. The eastern four island groups adopted a constitution in 1979 and chose to become the Federated States of Micronesia. (The fifth, westernmost island group became Palau.) Independence came in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association with the US, which was amended and renewed in 2004. Present concerns include large-scale unemployment, overfishing, and overdependence on US aid.

How big is Micronesia, Federated States of 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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