Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.3 years longer


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Vanuatu, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people.

Economy

be 81.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7%.

make 60.9% less money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700.

Life

be 34.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 14.4 children do.

have 20.0% more children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Vanuatu, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 85.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Vanuatu, 78.0 women 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 Vanuatu, that number is 27% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 50.2% less likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Vanuatu, about 24.0% do.

Geography

see 2.6 times more coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Vanuatu, that number is 2,528 km.

Vanuatu: At a glance

Vanuatu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 12,189 sq km. Multiple waves of colonizers, each speaking a distinct language, migrated to the New Hebrides in the millennia preceding European exploration in the 18th century. This settlement pattern accounts for the complex linguistic diversity found on the archipelago to this day. The British and French, who settled the New Hebrides in the 19th century, agreed in 1906 to an Anglo-French Condominium, which administered the islands until independence in 1980, when the new name of Vanuatu was adopted.

How big is Vanuatu 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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