Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 24.4% less likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people as of 2016.

live 2.7 years less


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 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 75.9% less money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $7,000 as of 2017.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0% as of 2017.

be 7.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0% as of 2000.

Life

be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Cabo Verde, 58.0 women do as of 2017.

be 72.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 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.

Basic Needs

be 28.4% less likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Cabo Verde, about 58.2% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 10.6% more on education


Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Cabo Verde spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 79.4% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 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 Malaysia? 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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