Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 53.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Djibouti, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cabo Verde, that number is 0.6% of people.

live 8.8 years longer


In Djibouti, the average life expectancy is 64 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 12.6% less likely to be obese


In Djibouti, 13.5% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

Economy

make 91.7% more money


Djibouti has a GDP per capita of $3,600, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 77.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Djibouti, 40.0% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

be 30.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Djibouti, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

Life

be 81.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Djibouti, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 52.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Djibouti, approximately 45.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

have 14.5% less children


In Djibouti, there are approximately 23.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 41.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In Djibouti, 50% of people have electricity access (61% in urban areas, and 14% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).

be 3.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Djibouti, approximately 13.1% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 54.7% less on healthcare


Djibouti spends 10.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

spend 20.0% more on education


Djibouti spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 3.1 times more coastline


Djibouti has a total of 314 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 Djibouti? 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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