Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 59.2% less likely to be obese


In Mexico, 28.9% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

live 3.7 years less


In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

be 35.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Mexico, 46.2% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

make 65.3% less money


Mexico has a GDP per capita of $19,900, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Mexico, 3.6% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

Life

be 88.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Mexico, approximately 11.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 28.7% less likely to have access to electricity


In Mexico, 99% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).

be 19.0% less likely to have internet access


In Mexico, approximately 59.5% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 23.8% less on healthcare


Mexico spends 6.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 89.7% less coastline


Mexico has a total of 9,330 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 Mexico? 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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