Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.5 years less


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Tuvalu, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 4.4 times more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Tuvalu, that number is 51.6% of people.

Economy

be 12.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Tuvalu, however, that number is 26.3%.

make 44.9% less money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $3,800.

Life

have 18.5% more children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Tuvalu, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 32.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 29.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 36.3% 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 Tuvalu, that number is 45% of people on average (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 3.4 times more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tuvalu, that number is 16.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 97.5% less coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Tuvalu, that number is 24 km.

Tuvalu: At a glance

Tuvalu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 26 sq km. In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period.

How big is Tuvalu 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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