Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cabo Verde instead of French Polynesia, you would:

Health

live 5.0 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

be 58.7% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

make 59.4% less money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 52.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

Life

have 35.1% more children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 19.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In French Polynesia, 59% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).

be 29.5% less likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

Geography

see 61.8% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 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 French Polynesia? 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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