Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cabo Verde instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

be 91.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Cabo Verde, that number is 0.6% of people as of 2018.

live 7.5 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Cabo Verde, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

be 47.5% more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 31.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0% as of 2000.

make 81.3% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $7,000 as of 2017.

Life

be 80.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Cabo Verde, 58.0 women do as of 2017.

be 67.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 19.7 children do as of 2020.

have 37.8% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cabo Verde, there are 19.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 36.4% more likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Cabo Verde, that number is 93% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Cabo Verde, about 58.2% do as of 2018.

be 42.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Cabo Verde, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 3.3 times more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 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 Equatorial Guinea? 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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