Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.0 years longer


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Portugal, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 76.3% more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people.

Economy

make 4.4 times more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,400.

be 36.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0%.

Life

be 76.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Portugal, 10.0 women do.

be 80.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Portugal, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

be 10.3% more likely to be literate


In Cabo Verde, the literacy rate is 86.8%. In Portugal, it is 95.7%.

have 55.0% less children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Portugal, there are 9.0 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 Portugal, 100% of the population do.

be 46.1% more likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Portugal, about 70.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 97.9% more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Portugal, that number is 9.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 85.8% more coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Portugal, that number is 1,793 km.

Portugal: At a glance

Portugal is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 91,470 sq km. Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of Brazil, its wealthiest colony, in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986.

How big is Portugal 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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