Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 28.8% less likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Togo, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 3.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Cabo Verde, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Togo, that number is 2.1% of people.

live 7.0 years less


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Togo, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women).

Economy

be 23.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Togo, that number is 6.9%.

make 75.4% less money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Togo, the GDP per capita is $1,700.

be 83.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Togo, however, that number is 55.1%.

Life

have 66.5% more children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Togo, there are 33.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 8.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Togo, 368.0 women do.

be 26.6% less likely to be literate


In Cabo Verde, the literacy rate is 86.8%. In Togo, it is 63.7%.

be 92.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Togo, on the other hand, 42.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 61.8% less 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 Togo, that number is 27% of people on average (35% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).

be 76.6% less likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Togo, about 11.3% do.

be 31.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Cabo Verde, approximately 92% of people have improved drinking water access (94% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Togo, that number is 63% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 44% in rural areas).

Geography

see 94.2% less coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Togo, that number is 56 km.

Togo: At a glance

Togo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 54,385 sq km. French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since 1967 and maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.

How big is Togo 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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