Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 12.8 years longer

In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 48.3% less likely to be obese

In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.


make 13.6 times more money

Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 75.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.


be 76.2% less likely to die during childbirth

In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

be 11.8% more likely to be literate

In Cabo Verde, the literacy rate is 86.8%. In Singapore, it is 97.0%.

be 89.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 57.0% less children

In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 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 Singapore, 100% of the population do.

be 68.0% more likely to have internet access

In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.


spend 46.3% less on education

Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.


see 80.0% less coastline

Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.

Singapore: At a glance

Singapore is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 709 sq km. Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.

How big is Singapore 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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