Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cabo Verde instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:

Health

live 5.1 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 44.6% less likely to be obese


In Papua New Guinea, 21.3% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

Economy

make 86.5% more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 18.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

be 3.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

Life

be 80.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 35.2% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2%. In Cabo Verde, it is 86.8%.

be 39.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

have 15.6% less children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.9 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, 18% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).

be 5.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

be 2.3 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 40% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 92% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 11.6% more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 81.3% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 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 Papua New Guinea? 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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