Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.0 years longer


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Paraguay, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 72.0% more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Paraguay, that number is 20.3% of people.

Economy

make 42.0% more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

be 27.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Paraguay, that number is 6.5%.

be 26.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Paraguay, however, that number is 22.2%.

Life

be 14.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 18.7 children do.

be 3.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Paraguay, 132.0 women do.

have 17.0% less children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Paraguay, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 38.8% 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 Paraguay, that number is 98% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.0 times more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Paraguay, that number is 9.8% of GDP.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

How big is Paraguay 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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