Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Lucia instead of Cabo Verde, you would:

Health

live 5.5 years longer


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Saint Lucia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 66.9% more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Saint Lucia, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Saint Lucia, the GDP per capita is $14,400.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0%.

Life

be 50.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Saint Lucia, on the other hand, 10.9 children do.

have 33.5% less children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Lucia, there are 13.3 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 Saint Lucia, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 39.6% more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Lucia, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 83.6% less coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Saint Lucia, that number is 158 km.

Saint Lucia: At a glance

Saint Lucia is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 606 sq km. The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.

How big is Saint Lucia 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.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Saint Lucia. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this