Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cabo Verde instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

be 52.0% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

live 2.5 years less


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

Economy

make 22.5% less money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 28.6% more likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

Life

be 22.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

have 23.5% more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 30.4% more likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 66.2% more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

be 24.9% less likely to have access to electricity


In El Salvador, 94% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 86% 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 29.4% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

spend 54.3% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 3.1 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 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 El Salvador? 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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