Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.3 years less


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 90.3% more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

Economy

make 58.7% less money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

be 9.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

Life

have 62.6% more children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 55.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 82.5% more likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 29.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In China, 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 12.7% less on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 93.3% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Cabo Verde, that number is 965 km.

Cabo Verde: At a glance

Cabo Verde is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 4,033 sq km. The uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century; Cabo Verde subsequently became a trading center for African slaves and later an important coaling and resupply stop for whaling and transatlantic shipping. Following independence in 1975, and a tentative interest in unification with Guinea-Bissau, a one-party system was established and maintained until multi-party elections were held in 1990. Cabo Verde continues to exhibit one of Africa's most stable democratic governments. Repeated droughts during the second half of the 20th century caused significant hardship and prompted heavy emigration. As a result, Cabo Verde's expatriate population is greater than its domestic one. Most Cabo Verdeans have both African and Portuguese antecedents.

How big is Cabo Verde compared to China? 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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