Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.2 years less


In Gibraltar, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

make 88.8% less money


Gibraltar has a GDP per capita of $61,700, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 9.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Gibraltar, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

Life

have 42.9% more children


In Gibraltar, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Gibraltar, approximately 5.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 48.9% less likely to have internet access


In Gibraltar, approximately 94.4% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

Geography

see 80.4 times more coastline


Gibraltar has a total of 12 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 Gibraltar? 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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