Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 63.1% less likely to be obese

In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.


be 24.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Egypt, 11.9% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

make 45.7% less money

Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,700, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.


be 17.6% more likely to be literate

In Egypt, the literacy rate is 73.8%. In Cabo Verde, it is 86.8%.

be 27.3% more likely to die during childbirth

In Egypt, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 15.3% more likely to die during infancy

In Egypt, approximately 19.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

have 32.4% fewer children

In Egypt, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 23.0% more likely to have internet access

In Egypt, approximately 39.2% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

be 29.1% less likely to have access to electricity

In Egypt, 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).


spend 14.3% less on healthcare

Egypt spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

spend 42.1% more on education

Egypt spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.


see 60.6% less coastline

Egypt has a total of 2,450 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 Egypt? 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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