Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 16.1 years less

In Monaco, the average life expectancy is 89 years (85 years for men, 93 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.


make 93.9% less money

Monaco has a GDP per capita of $115,700 as of 2015, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $7,000 as of 2017.

be 4.5 times more likely to be unemployed

In Monaco, 2.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0% as of 2017.


have 3.0 times more children

In Monaco, there are approximately 6.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cabo Verde, there are 19.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 10.4 times more likely to die during infancy

In Monaco, approximately 1.9 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 40.1% less likely to have internet access

In Monaco, approximately 97.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Cabo Verde, about 58.2% do as of 2018.


spend 3.5 times more on education

Monaco spends 1.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Cabo Verde spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.


see 235.4 times more coastline

Monaco has a total of 4 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 Monaco? 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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