Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 64.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Cabo Verde, that number is 0.6% of people as of 2018.

live 5.0 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 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.

Economy

make 48.9% more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $7,000 as of 2017.

be 24.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0% as of 2017.

be 24.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0% as of 2000.

Life

be 81.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Cabo Verde, 58.0 women do as of 2017.

be 13.3% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Cabo Verde, it is 86.8% as of 2015.

be 38.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 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 35.5% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 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 16.8% more likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Cabo Verde, that number is 93% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 49.2% more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Cabo Verde, about 58.2% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 44.4% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Cabo Verde spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 79.0% more coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 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 Ghana? 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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