Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.0 years longer


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

be 90.7% more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Romania, that number is 22.5% of people.

Economy

make 3.6 times more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Romania, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

be 41.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Romania, that number is 5.3%.

be 25.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Romania, however, that number is 22.4%.

Life

be 26.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Romania, 31.0 women do.

be 13.8% more likely to be literate


In Cabo Verde, the literacy rate is 86.8%. In Romania, it is 98.8%.

be 57.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Romania, on the other hand, 9.4 children do.

have 55.5% less children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Romania, there are 8.9 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 Romania, 100% of the population do.

be 23.4% more likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Romania, about 59.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 42.6% less on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Romania spends 3.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 16.7% more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Romania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 76.7% less coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Romania, that number is 225 km.

Romania: At a glance

Romania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 229,891 sq km. The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a communist "people's republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae CEAUSESCU, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. CEAUSESCU was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Romania 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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