Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.6 years longer


In India, the average life expectancy is 69 years (68 years for men, 70 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 3.0 times more likely to be obese


In India, 3.9% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

Economy

be 37.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In India, 21.9% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

Life

be 75.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In India, approximately 174.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 21.9% more likely to be literate


In India, the literacy rate is 71.2%. In Cabo Verde, it is 86.8%.

be 44.0% less likely to die during infancy


In India, approximately 39.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 63.4% more likely to have internet access


In India, approximately 29.5% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

be 10.6% less likely to have access to electricity


In India, 79% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 70% 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 42.1% more on education


India spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 86.2% less coastline


India has a total of 7,000 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 India? 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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