Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Cabo Verde instead of Cook Islands, you would:


be 78.9% less likely to be obese

In Cook Islands, 55.9% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

live 3.6 years less

In Cook Islands, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).


be 31.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Cook Islands, 13.1% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

make 58.7% less money

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


have 42.9% more children

In Cook Islands, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 68.5% more likely to die during infancy

In Cook Islands, approximately 13.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 10.7% less likely to have internet access

In Cook Islands, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.


spend 14.9% more on education

Cook Islands spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education. Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 41.2% more on healthcare

Cook Islands spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.


see 8.0 times more coastline

Cook Islands has a total of 120 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 Cook Islands? 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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