Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

be 48.0% less likely to be obese


In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

live 6.4 years less


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

make 72.8% less money


Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 63.6% more likely to be unemployed


In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

be 30.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Panama, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

Life

be 55.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Panama, approximately 94.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

have 11.7% more children


In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 22.4% less likely to have access to electricity


In Panama, 91% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).

be 10.7% less likely to have internet access


In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 40.0% less on healthcare


Panama spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

spend 68.8% more on education


Panama spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 61.2% less coastline


Panama has a total of 2,490 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 Panama? 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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